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Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon

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Ban Ki-moon, Deputy Chair of The Elders, is a former secretary-general of the United Nations and a former South Korean foreign minister.

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  1. Petrostates Must Take the Lead on Climate Finance
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    Petrostates Must Take the Lead on Climate Finance

    Nov 28, 2023 Ban Ki-moon, et al. urges oil-exporting countries to kickstart a program of green investment in the Global South at COP28.

  2. Unity on Ukraine Is Unity on Peace and Justice
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    Unity on Ukraine Is Unity on Peace and Justice

    Feb 23, 2023 Ban Ki-moon & Juan Manuel Santos explain why accountability for Russia matters even for countries that would prefer to stay out of the conflict.

  3. The Climate Fight Is Asia’s Leadership Opportunity
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    The Climate Fight Is Asia’s Leadership Opportunity

    Nov 14, 2022 Kevin Rudd & Ban Ki-moon urge the region's leaders to unite the G20 agenda around the opportunities offered by the green transition.

  4. How to Make the Pandemic History
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    How to Make the Pandemic History

    Feb 17, 2022 Ban Ki-moon, et al. call for upcoming high-level international meetings to be used to close the ACT-A funding gap.

  5. The World Needs a Breakthrough Year
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    The World Needs a Breakthrough Year

    Jun 7, 2021 Graça Machel, et al. show why 2021 can be a turning point toward a healthier, greener, safer, and fairer world.

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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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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik

    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.

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