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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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    American Exceptionalism in 2024

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Americans have long seen their country as morally exceptional, but their exceptionalism actually comprises three distinct views. Whichever prevails in next year’s presidential election will have significant implications for ongoing conflicts in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

    identifies three strands of the concept and their implications for US foreign policy after next year’s election.
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    A Farewell to Cash

    Willem H. Buiter rebuts the three main arguments against introducing an interest-bearing central bank digital currency.
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    Credit Ratings and Climate Chaos

    Emily Wilkinson & Kanni Wignaraja deplore the biases and lack of transparency in recent downgrades of climate-vulnerable developing economies.
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    A Bargain in Saving Lives

    Peter Singer urges the swift approval and rapid production of a new, low-cost malaria vaccine that can save millions of lives.
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    Restoring Trust in Global Leadership

    Sri Mulyani Indrawati calls on the international community to mitigate the threats posed by conflicts and climate change.
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    American Anxiety

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    With a likely rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the 2024 US presidential election, America and the rest of the world were heading into a perilous period even before the latest conflagration in the Middle East. Turmoil in the region will cloud the broader economic outlook – and could dim Biden’s chances.

    worries global economic and political developments will put Donald Trump back in the White House.
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    The Shape of Power in 2024

    Adekeye Adebajo, et al.

    Around the world, foreign-policy strategists are grappling with new international dynamics, from the Sino-American rivalry and ongoing hot wars to the broader breakdown in multilateral global governance. However, there is much debate about whether global power and alignments are truly shifting, and in what ways.

    consider whether the world will become more multipolar or “non-aligned” in the new year.
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    Europe’s Chinese New Year

    Zaki Laïdi describes the delicate balance the EU is seeking to strike in its relationship with the People’s Republic.
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    Could the Israel-Hamas War Lead to Peace?

    Charles A. Kupchan considers how the current conflagration might pave the way for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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