More than 2,500 participants from 88 countries attended this year's annual forum, including 27 heads of state or government. Around 60 percent of the participants are business leaders drawn from the Forum's members - 1,000 large companies from around the world and across all economic sectors.
Today, leaders vowed to make 2008 a turning point in the fight against poverty by redoubling support for the United Nations' Millenium Development Goals, MDGs. Aimed at reducing poverty by 2015, one of the goals is to ensure that 70 million more people are afforded improved access to clean water. More >>>