The World Economic Forum is the international organization committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation in the spirit of global citizenship. It engages with business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is independent, impartial and not tied to any interests. It cooperates closely with all leading international organizations. Best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum, also publishes benchmark global reports on Competitiveness, Gender, and Risk.