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Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner

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Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is a co-chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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  1. Myanmar’s Young Demand Their Future
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    Myanmar’s Young Demand Their Future

    Apr 8, 2021 Achim Steiner explains the powerful motives sustaining the recent protests.

  2. Digital Finance for a Fairer Post-Pandemic World
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    Digital Finance for a Fairer Post-Pandemic World

    Sep 3, 2020 Maria Ramos & Achim Steiner identify five ways in which powerful new technologies can enable citizens to drive sustainable development.

  3. The Digital Path to Citizen-Centric Finance
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    The Digital Path to Citizen-Centric Finance

    May 21, 2020 Achim Steiner & Maria Ramos explain how disruptive new technologies can foster more inclusive and sustainable development.

  4. Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development
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    Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development

    Dec 17, 2018 Maria Ramos & Achim Steiner highlight the broad systemic impact on development of innovations like mobile banking and big data.

  5. Making the Business Case for Gender Equality
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    Making the Business Case for Gender Equality

    Feb 27, 2018 Achim Steiner & Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka say a UN meeting in Chile this week could advance strategies for improving gender parity in the workplace.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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