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UK encourages UN Member States to undertake national cybersecurity capacity assessment

The call was made in a statement by the UK delegation to the United Nations Open Ended Working Group on Developments in the Field of ICTs in the Context of International Security at its first substantive session at the UN headquarters in New York.

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Climate Failure and Social Crisis Top Global Risks 2022

Climate risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year of the pandemic.

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Our World in Data awarded Covid Innovation Heroes Award

Our World in Data has been celebrated for its work on the global COVID-19 pandemic, receiving one of The Oxford Trust’s Covid Innovation Heroes Awards for­ 2021, part of the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire’s Covid Heroes programme.

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How to revive left-behind regions explored in ‘Levelling-Up’ events

Closing the gaps between economic strongholds and left-behind places is major policy challenge for nations around the world.

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Future of Food programme works with Tesco on plant-based push for the planet

The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food recently worked with Tesco to highlight the environmental benefits of incorporating more plant-based meals into diets ahead of the COP26 climate summit, which begins this Sunday.

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What do we really know about climate, migration and cities?

A simple search on Google using the terms ‘climate’ and ‘migration’ shows the rapid growth in the number of times people have used them as search terms over the last decade.

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Pandora Papers: Four lessons Africa can draw from the leak

The Pandora Papers, the most ambitious investigative effort to unravel the secrets of the offshore world yet, is an awe-inspiring feat by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The numbers are staggering: 11.9 million files from 14 leading offshore services firms, pored over by more than 600 journalists from 150 publications.

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Vaccinate the world, say Oxford vaccine trial participants

National pride in the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine does not outweigh desire for global greater good, suggests study with trial participants

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Debunking the Climate Change Generation Gap

In the enduring generational wars portrayed in the media, perhaps none is quite so glaring as that concerning climate change.

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How age-friendly cities are paving the way for the future: the case of Akita City

The convergence of population ageing with urbanisation is one of the major global mega-trends that will shape societies and communities in the 21st century.

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Alpha variant spread via ‘super-seeding’ event within UK

The rapid spread of the Alpha variant of COVID-19 resulted from biological changes in the virus and was enhanced by large numbers of infected people ‘exporting’ the variant to multiple parts of the UK, in what the researchers call a ‘super-seeding’ event.

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Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance to explore relationship between Africa and Asian International Financial Centres

Africa’s financial connections to Asian financial centres such as Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong will be the focus of a new research project within the Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance.

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