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Gordon Brown, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, is UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of Education Cannot Wait.

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  1. Empowering the Pandemic Accord
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Feb 21, 2024 Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.

  2. Britain Is Turning Its Back on International Law
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    Britain Is Turning Its Back on International Law

    Jan 15, 2024 Gordon Brown explains why the Conservatives' Rwanda bill threatens to undermine human-rights norms globally.

  3. An Opening in the Fight to Educate Afghan Girls
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    An Opening in the Fight to Educate Afghan Girls

    Dec 13, 2023 Gordon Brown & Yasmine Sherif urge leaders to establish a communication channel with Taliban officials who support reversing the school ban.

  4. How to Salvage COP28
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    How to Salvage COP28

    Nov 22, 2023 Gordon Brown calls for a levy on oil-producing countries’ windfall gains to help fund climate measures in the Global South.

  5. The Global North Must Follow the Global South’s Lead
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    The Global North Must Follow the Global South’s Lead

    Oct 10, 2023 Gordon Brown urges high-income countries to fund the ambitious climate reforms proposed by a new crop of global leaders.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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