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Gro Harlem Brundtland

Gro Harlem Brundtland

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Gro Harlem Brundtland, a former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, is a co-chair of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board and a member of The Elders.

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  1. Pulling Nuclear Powers Back from the Brink
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    Pulling Nuclear Powers Back from the Brink

    Jun 12, 2023 Gro Harlem Brundtland warns that Russia’s aggression and US-China tensions could result in a new, more complex arms race.

  2. A Rights-Based Path to Global Health
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    A Rights-Based Path to Global Health

    Jun 24, 2021 Gro Harlem Brundtland urges world leaders to ensure that COVID-19 recovery efforts do not overlook the poor and marginalized.

  3. COVID-19 and the Doomsday Clock
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    COVID-19 and the Doomsday Clock

    Jan 27, 2021 Gro Harlem Brundtland reports that humanity has a long way to go to avert catastrophic threats to its survival and prosperity.

  4. Preventing the Next Pandemic
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    Preventing the Next Pandemic

    Oct 21, 2019 Gro Harlem Brundtland & Elhadj As Sy advocate a multidimensional – and highly cost-effective – approach to preparedness for disease outbreaks.

  5. Social Solidarity for Sustainable Development
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    Social Solidarity for Sustainable Development

    Sep 28, 2018 Gro Harlem Brundtland says that every head of state, government, and citizen has a responsibility to help achieve the SDGs.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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