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World Economic Forum: Swiss non-profit foundation
The World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, is an NGO, founded in 1971. The WEF's mission is cited as "committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas". It is a membership-based organization, and membership is made up of the world's largest corporations.

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Billionaire apologises for saying ‘Africa loves you’ to Donald Trump

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Zurich police use tear gas, water cannons on World Economic Forum protesters

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