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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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    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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