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Natalia Kanem

Natalia Kanem

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Natalia Kanem is Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund.

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  1. Backsliding on Maternal Mortality
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    Backsliding on Maternal Mortality

    May 25, 2023 Natalia Kanem urges governments to take immediate, proven steps to ensure that childbirth is a time of life, not death.

  2. Preserving Women’s Bodily Autonomy
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    Preserving Women’s Bodily Autonomy

    Jul 1, 2021 Natalia Kanem calls attention to the consequences of impaired sexual and reproductive health services during the pandemic.

  3. Winning the War Against Maternal and Child Deaths
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    Winning the War Against Maternal and Child Deaths

    May 21, 2020 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, et al. fear that the COVID-19 crisis will halt – or reverse – recent progress in protecting mothers and children.

  4. The Economic Benefits of Family Planning
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    The Economic Benefits of Family Planning

    Jul 25, 2018 Natalia Kanem says access to contraception is a basic human right that can empower women and transform countries.

  5. The Cost of Child Marriage
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    The Cost of Child Marriage

    May 30, 2018 Henrietta H. Fore, et al. urge next week’s G7 summit to address a major impediment to economic growth in developing countries.

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    A Western Distraction from Climate Action

    Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi warns that calls for the removal of Sultan Al Jaber as COP28 president-designate are a dangerous diversion.
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    How to Restructure Chinese Supply Chains

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that private markets can be leveraged to support a much-needed economic transformation.
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    The Supply Side of Decarbonization

    Ricardo Hausmann touts strategies that create incentives for developing countries to produce renewables and other green goods.
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    America and China Are on a Collision Course

    Nouriel Roubini

    The G7 countries may have set out to deter China without escalating the new cold war, but the perception in Beijing suggests that they failed to thread the needle at their recent summit in Hiroshima. It is now clear to all that the United States, its allies, and any partners they can recruit are committed to containing China’s rise.

    juxtaposes recent developments and current trends with diplomatic happy talk about a “thaw” in tensions.
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    Leveling the Financial Playing Field for Africa

    Amadou Hott & Mark Malloch-Brown propose ways to redress longstanding inequities and enable African-led solutions to succeed.
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    Why the Fed Is Hard to Predict

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    The US Federal Reserve is adrift, and it has only itself to blame. Regardless of whether its policy-setting committee announces another interest-rate hike in June, its top priority now should be to address the structural weaknesses that led it astray in the first place.

    thinks the US central bank's biggest problem is not the economy but rather its own institutional shortcomings.
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    How to Quench the American West’s Thirst

    Jeffrey Frankel argues that eliminating water subsidies and implementing market pricing is better than the alternative.
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    Give America a Debt Brake

    R. James Breiding thinks the United States could learn a valuable lesson from a policy Switzerland put in place in 2003.
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    The Myth of Western Decline

    Chris Patten argues that Chinese leaders’ characterization of liberal democracy as decadent betrays their fear of it.

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