World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leaders”

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Through its Young Global Leaders program, the World Economic Forum has been instrumental in shaping a world order that undermines all democratic principles. For several decades, this program has nurtured compliant leaders acting as WEF agents in governments around the world. The consequences are far-reaching and may turn out to be devastating for humanity.

I have to say when I mention our names like Mrs Merkel, even Vladimir Putin and so on – they all have been Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum. But what we are very proud of now – the young generation like Prime Minister Trudeau, President of Argentina [Mauricio Macri] and so on – that we penetrate the cabinets.

So yesterday I was at a reception with Prime Minister Trudeau and I would know that half of this cabinet, or even more than half of this cabinet, are our… actually Young Global Leaders.

– It’s true in Argentina, as well?

It’s true in Argentina and it’s true in France now, with the President [Macron]…

(Klaus Schwab interviewed by David Gergen at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2017)

In 1992, Klaus Schwab and World Economic Forum launched a program initially called Global Leaders of Tomorrow. In 2004, this  program was transformed into the Forum for Young Global Leaders (which I cover in my book The Global Coup D’Etat) – a 5-year program of indoctrination into WEFs principles and goals, led by his Klaus’ daughter Nicole Schwab. The aim was – and is – to find suitable future leaders for the emerging global society.

The program has since its inception included more than 3,800 politicians and public officials, royalty, business leaders, bankers, tech innovators, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, think tanks, journalists, authors, artists and other cultural influencers from all over the world who have excelled in their fields but have not yet turned 40 years of age (originally 43 in order to include Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin). It has since grown into an extensive global network of dedicated leaders with enormous resources and influence, of which many are are still active in World Economic Forum’s many communities, projects och and working groups, helping to implement its technocratic plans in their respective nations and fields.

The network creates a force for worldwide influence through the combination of the individual skills and resources of its members.

As Klaus Schwab says in the introductory quote, it has become very successful. Already in the first year, 1992, a number of highly influential candidates were elected. Among 200 selected were global profiles such as Angela MerkelTony BlairNicolas SarkozyBill GatesBonoRichard Branson (Virgin), Jorma Ollila (Shell Oil), and José Manuel Barroso (President of the European Commission 2004–2014).[1] Since then, there has been over 400 top politicians and public servants on the program.

Another “Global Leader of Tomorrow” 2000 was Chrystia Freeland, current Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada, a journalist and author who was previously managing director of Thomson Reuters and deputy editor of the Financial Times. She is also a board member of the World Economic ForumUpdate: Today she threatened protesters in Ottowa: “Consider yourselves warned,” she said.

More examples of influential Young Global Leaders [3]:

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica (2018–), YGL 2019
Faisal Alibrahim, Minister of Economy and Planning, Saudi Arabia (2021–), YGL 2020
Shauna Aminath, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Maldives (2021–), YGL 2020
Jacinda Arden, Prime Minister of New Zeeland (2017–), YGL 2014
Ida Auken, Minister of Environment, Denmark (author to the infamous article Welcome To 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Better)
Jagdeo Bharrat, Vice-President of Guyana (2020–), President (1999–2011), YGL 2011
Annalena Baerbock, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leader of Alliance 90/Die Grünen, Germany (2021–), YGL 2020
Kamissa Camara, Minister of the Digital Economy and Planning, Mali (2019–2020), YGL 2019
Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister, Belgium (2017–), YGL 2010
Ugyen Dorji, Minister of Domestic Affairs, Bhutan (2018–), YGL 2020
Karien van Gennip, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Netherlands (2022–), YGL 2008
Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Canada (2021–), YGL 2020
Juan Guaidó, President of Venezuela (2019–), YGL 2019
Martín Guzmán, Minister of Finance, Argentina (2019–), YGL 2021
Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator for South Australia (2008–), YGL 2016
Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada (2021–), YGL 2016
Greg Hunt, Minister of Health and Aged Care, overseer of the Australian response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Minister of Energy, Pakistan
Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information, Communications Technology and Innovation, Rwanda
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK (2019–)
Sebastian Kurtz, Chancellor of Austria (2017–2021), YGL 2009
Ronald Lamola, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa (2019–), YGL 2021
Emmanuel Macron, President, France (2017–), YGL 2016
Sanna Marin, Prime Minister, Finland (2019–), YGL 2006
Ilir Meta, President of Albania (2017–), GLT 2002
Gavin Newsom, Governor of California (2019–), YGL 2005
Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary (2010–), GLT 1993
Vincent Van Quickenborne, Minister of Justice, Belgium (2020–), YGL 2010
Jens Spahn, Minister of Health, Germany (2021–), YGL 2016
Shinjirō Koizumi, Minister of the Environment, Japan (2019–2021), YGL 2011
Vera Daves de Sousa, Minister of Finance, Angola (2019–), YGL 2021

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, Netherlands
Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud, Ambassador to the US for Saudi-Arabia

Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft
Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce
Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
Zhengyu He
, Head of systems engineering, Ant Financial (spinoff of Alipay and basis for the Social Credit system in China)
Jack Ma
, Founder of Alibaba and Alipay
Pierre Omidyar, Founder of eBay
Larry Page, Founder of Google
Ricken Patel, Founder of Avaaz
David Roy Thomson
, Thomson Reuters
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
Jacob Wallenberg
, Chairman of Investor
Niklas Zennström, Founder of Skype
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook

Bono, singer and co-founder of the ONE campaign
Leonardo Di Caprio
, actor and climate Activist
Wyclef Jean, rapper
Chelsea Clinton
Ivanka Trump

The purpose from the beginning has been to “identify and advance a future-oriented global agenda, focusing on issues at the intersection of the public and private sectors.” Public–Private Partnerships is one of the cornerstones of the World Economic Forum philosophy. That is, a merger between state and large companies (also known as corporativism) with the aim of solving global problems of in a more “effective” way. The choice of leaders clearly reflects this aspiration.

The Young Global Leaders group was initially instructed to identify the major challenges of the 21st century. These included peace, the environment, education, technology and health – areas which these upcoming leaders could exploit politically, economically, and culturally in the new millennium.

Partners for Global Leaders of Tomorrow in 2000 were large global companies such as The Coca Cola CompanyErnst & YoungVolkswagen, and BP Amoco. These could contribute to the agenda by “playing an active role in developing and implementing the concept of the GLT project. The partners can therefore actively participate in the development of GLT programs; representatives of the partner companies as well as their guests are invited to GLT meetings .. ”

Since the Global Leaders of Tomorrow was turned into Young Global Leaders 2004, partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationGoogle, and JPMorganChase (with alumni from the program) have also participated as sponsors.

The ultimate consequence of both public–private partnerships and these target areas is the creation of a largely fascist social contract in which the individual has become subordinated to these powerful interests. Noble goals of creating a better world have also been kidnapped. This is especially evident in the context of the partnership between the WEF and the UN and the implementation of the global goals (Agenda 2030) through the application of the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

This means that the democratic principles and division of power of the 20th century have largely been completely undermined and instead replaced by a new global class that shapes our common future based on their own interests. This has led to a de facto privatisation of both  national governments and international organisations, where lobbyists are no longer kept in the lobby but have moved into the seat of power, shaping policies directly affecting our lives. What this means has become particularly evident since the pandemic was declared in March 2020. In addition, leading multinational investment management corporations such as BlackRock, led by the World Economic Forum’s own Larry Fink, have constantly moved their positions forward.

German economist and journalist Ernst Wolff believes that many of the national leaders included in the Young Global Leader program have been selected for their willingness to carry out the tough agenda of lockdowns in recent years without asking any questions, and that their impending failure (as evidenced by in a growing dissatisfaction of the masses) will be used as an excuse to create a new form of Global Government where the old nation states become largely obsolete. A new global digital currency with Universal Basic Income (UBI) can then be gradually introduced to replace our doomed monetary system.[4] This conclusion partly coincides with my own. It is also supported by Paul Raskin‘s scenarios from The Great Transition Initiative on how  a totalitarian “New Earth Order” is established, to be replaced in the long run by a global democratic government (Earth Federation) with a World Constitution.[5]

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the catastrophic failure of an every-country-for-itself approach to public health, and national economic interests, rather than global needs, continue to dominate discussions of climate policy, paving the path toward climate chaos.

Under the tricameral World Parliament come the four main agencies of the Earth Federation government: the World Supreme Court system, the World Executive, the World Enforcement System, and the World Ombudsman.[6]Glen T. Martin, The Great Transition Requires the Earth Constitution

The vision is that a peaceful and harmonious world in balance is created through the establishment of a World Federation with a World Parliament, World Government and a World Court. These are ideas that have long circulated in Club of Rome and closely connected New Age circles. The question is how such a new global system of power would escape the fate of being kidnapped by the same interests that created our current corrupt and failing system? This is in view of those who support projects such as The Great Transition (initiated with start-up capital from Steven Rockefeller). What is happening is rather a method of taking us to their ultimate solution in the form of a global technocratic control system.

However, it is highly unlikely that this plan will succeed. Awareness is spreading like wildfire and the panic of the elite increases as their narrative crumbles and people become more and more immune to the propaganda. Hence all the inquisitors and “fact checkers” who diligently gatekeep the narrative and help steer public opinion in the “right” direction. They are surely to be trusted since, for example, David Roy Thomson, Chairman of the Thomson Reuters Corporation, is an alumni of Global Leaders of Tomorrow, class of 1993.

It is now time to take control of our own destinies and to avoid falling into new traps.

By Jacob Nordangard, Ph.D. 


Thanks to investigative journalist Cory Morningstar for the clip that inspired this blog article. Follow her blog Wrong Kind of Green.

[1] World Economic Forum, GLT Class of 1993.pdf
[2] World Economic Forum, Chrystia Freeland
[3] World Economic Forum, Young Global Leaders Community (searchable list of YGL alumni)
[4] Michael Lord, “Exposed: Klaus Schwab’s School For COVID Dictators, Plan for ‘Great Reset’“, RAIR Foundation, November 10, 2021
[5] Paul Raskin, Journey to Earthland: The Great Transition to Planetary Civilization.pdf, Tellus Institute, Boston, 2016
[6] Glen T. Martin, The Great Transition Requires the Earth Constitution“, Great Transition Initiative, November 2021

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