Participants attend a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 27, 2010.
The World Economic Forum on Wednesday opened its 40th annual meeting in Davos, focusing on the global economic situation and a wide range of other pressing issues facing the world.
More than 200 working sessions will be held in the next five days with the participation of some 2,500 delegates from over 90 countries, representing business, government, civil society, academia and the media.
Issues high on the agenda include what lessons the world should draw from the recent financial and economic crisis and how to promote a stable recovery, the world negotiations on climate change, and the reconstruction of quake-hit Haiti.
Like previous meetings in the Swiss alpine resort, participants will also talk about security issues such as the situation in Afghanistan and the Middle East.