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Helen Clark

Helen Clark

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Helen Clark is a former prime minister of New Zealand and former administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

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  1. Delivering the Pandemic Accord the World Needs
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    Open Letter

    Delivering the Pandemic Accord the World Needs

    Mar 20, 2024 Helen Clark, et al. urge global leaders to reach an agreement on prevention, preparedness, and response by May.

  2. Pandemic Unpreparedness
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    Pandemic Unpreparedness

    Jun 22, 2022 Helen Clark thinks that, despite two years of COVID-19, the world is nowhere near ready for the next novel pathogen.

  3. Replace Russian Oil and Gas with Renewables
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    Replace Russian Oil and Gas with Renewables

    Mar 29, 2022 Helen Clark, et al. argue that switching to clean energy would help ensure a more sustainable – and thus more peaceful – future.

  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. Reeling in a Deal to Save the Ocean
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    Reeling in a Deal to Save the Ocean

    Nov 26, 2021 Helen Clark, et al. call on governments to end harmful fisheries subsidies at the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference.

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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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