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Mark Lowcock

Mark Lowcock

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Mark Lowcock is UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

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  1. Investing in Data Saves Lives
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    Investing in Data Saves Lives

    Jun 1, 2021 Mark Lowcock & Raj Shah show how filling critical information gaps can enable earlier and more effective humanitarian responses.

  2. Tackling the COVID Hunger Crisis
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    Tackling the COVID Hunger Crisis

    Feb 11, 2021 Gordon Brown & Mark Lowcock call for immediate international action to prevent widespread starvation and keep children in school.

  3. Prevent the Next Food Crisis Now
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    Prevent the Next Food Crisis Now

    Jan 29, 2021 Mark Lowcock & Axel van Trotsenburg urge the international community to adopt an anticipatory approach to the growing hunger pandemic.

  4. Ending Sexual Harassment and Abuse at the UN
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    Ending Sexual Harassment and Abuse at the UN

    Jan 16, 2018 Mark Lowcock & William Lacy Swing tout the organization's efforts to create a culture of accountability and zero tolerance for exploitation.

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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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