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Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon

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Ban Ki-moon, Deputy Chair of The Elders, is a former secretary-general of the United Nations and a former South Korean foreign minister.

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  1. Petrostates Must Take the Lead on Climate Finance
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    Petrostates Must Take the Lead on Climate Finance

    Nov 28, 2023 Ban Ki-moon, et al. urges oil-exporting countries to kickstart a program of green investment in the Global South at COP28.

  2. Unity on Ukraine Is Unity on Peace and Justice
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    Unity on Ukraine Is Unity on Peace and Justice

    Feb 23, 2023 Ban Ki-moon & Juan Manuel Santos explain why accountability for Russia matters even for countries that would prefer to stay out of the conflict.

  3. The Climate Fight Is Asia’s Leadership Opportunity
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    The Climate Fight Is Asia’s Leadership Opportunity

    Nov 14, 2022 Kevin Rudd & Ban Ki-moon urge the region's leaders to unite the G20 agenda around the opportunities offered by the green transition.

  4. How to Make the Pandemic History
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    How to Make the Pandemic History

    Feb 17, 2022 Ban Ki-moon, et al. call for upcoming high-level international meetings to be used to close the ACT-A funding gap.

  5. The World Needs a Breakthrough Year
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    The World Needs a Breakthrough Year

    Jun 7, 2021 Graça Machel, et al. show why 2021 can be a turning point toward a healthier, greener, safer, and fairer world.

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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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