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Hi there, this is Michelle. It’s day three in Davos. While much has been written about who’s decided to skip the big gathering, there have still been quite a few prominent appearances. One of them is Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska, who asked the world’s political and business leaders to make good use of their influence and bring back peace.

The presidents of Switzerland and Ecuador also took the floor at a panel event to bring attention to an issue dear to international Geneva – negotiations for a plastics treaty.

Other key figures will take the stage today. We’ll be waiting to hear the UN chief António Guterres’s address to the world (and rich companies still throwing money at fossil fuels) today around 11am as he drops by in Davos, before heading to Yverdon-les-Bains for a seminar with his representatives and special envoys on Thursday.

Then there is talk of those who just never want to leave Davos. We’re watching you Klaus Schwab.

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Michelle Langrand


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Swiss president Alain Berset, Ecuador’s president Guillermo Lasso, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Rwandan environment minister Jeanne D’Arc Mujawamariya and Marco Lambertini, WWF special envoy. (Geneva Solutions/Paula Dupraz-Dobias)

A treaty to end the ‘plastic crisis’. The presidents of Switzerland and Ecuador led a call at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Tuesday for greater international cooperation to fight plastic pollution, urging the approval of a global treaty with tough regulations to confront a growing environmental and health crisis.

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