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Globalization 4.0: Shaping a new global architecture in the age of the fourth industrial revolution

Globalization 4.0 is at hand. A new phase of globalization driven by shifts in technology, geopolitics, and social and environmental needs, it will require concerted governance from multiple levels – corporate, national and international. This white paper represents the World Economic Forum (WEF) ’s call for engagement from stakeholders across globe and across societal and enterprise domains. In order to meet the challenges of Globalization 4.0, global actors must begin and sustain a dialogue that leads to a strengthening of global governance architecture, the multilateral system that has benefited the world and drives new cooperative arrangements for a demanding future.
The purpose of this White Paper is to issue such a call for engagement by governments, companies, civil society institutions and citizens to strengthen and adapt international cooperation and domestic governance to these concurrent transformations.