The UN’s latest Human Development Report features a 7-page piece by Toby Ord on existential risk and the protection of humanity’s longterm potential. Toby said of the piece:
I’ve long admired the HDR, and referred to it often when I worked on global poverty. So it’s great to be able to give something back, and to start up a conversation connecting existential risk with human development writ large.
It is also great to engage with the UN on existential risk. There is already a lot of engagement on individual risks (nuclear, bio…) but less so far on existential risk as a whole — e.g. on the importance of achieving lasting security from all such risks.
The report is available here.