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Global Stage events present conversations about critical global issues at the intersection of technology, politics, and society, featuring leaders and experts from around the world.

Thousands of the world's most influential people are in New York this week to attend the 77th UN General Assembly at a time of multiple related crises. UN Secretary-General António Guterres wants to focus on rescuing the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs — the UN's blueprint for making the world a better place. Progress on the SDGs got derailed by the pandemic, to the point that they likely won't be achieved by the 2030 deadline. To get a sense of the scale of the problems and explore possible solutions, we brought in several experts to weigh in for a Global Stage livestream conversation "Rescuing a World in Crisis," hosted by GZERO Media in partnership with Microsoft.

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How to get students back on track after the Great Education Disruption

How to get students back on track after the Great Education Disruption

As the 77th UN General Assembly gets underway, a look at how the pandemic wiped out years of progress on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. COVID disrupted the lives of some 1.6 billion students around the world. How can we get education back on track before it's too late? Experts weighed in during the Global Stage livestream conversation "Transforming Education" hosted by GZERO Media in partnership with Microsoft.

Is the world coming apart? Drama at Davos

Is the world coming apart? Drama at Davos

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the World Economic Forum returned Monday to the ski village of Davos in Switzerland, where some 2,000 of the world's most influential leaders gathered this time to talk ... geopolitics. That's right, for the first time Davos is driven not by business but rather what's happening all over the world — at a time when the general feeling is that globalization is unwinding, GZERO Media President Ian Bremmer said during a Global Stage livestream conversation.

Is global economic inequality getting worse?

Is global economic inequality getting worse?

What's happening in Ukraine has undone much of the momentum for narrowing the equality gap created during the pandemic, said Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, during a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft. The event was held on site at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, DC, while the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund held their annual spring meetings.