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Image of a computer generated Earth at night being held in someone's hands, with an unfocused background of a city.
18.07.2023  
Opening address at the High Level Political Forum of the United Nations
Substantive changes are needed in science and serious commitment to funding is needed if the sustainability agenda is going to be realistically achieved.

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17.07.2023  
Opening remarks to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Science Day
We need to be honest. Progress on the SDGs has been disappointing. Covid-19 and conflict may create excuses, but there are deeper reasons.

Close up of two businesspeople shaking hands outdoors in a city, during the day.
05.05.2023  
Strengthening trust in science and technology
Trust in science can be compromised by both internal and external factors.

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21.04.2023  
The challenges to social development
Humans evolved as social animals and our wellbeing ultimately depends on the state of family, communities, and the societies we live in.

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23.03.2023  
Will science and technology drive New Zealand’s future thinking?
Sir Peter's speech to the Life Sciences Summit.

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