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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. 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. For Nigeria’s Schools, Safety Must Come First
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    For Nigeria’s Schools, Safety Must Come First

    Mar 15, 2024 Gordon Brown writes that the latest mass abduction of students underscores the dilemma facing parents throughout the country.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.

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