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New year, new UN

“Keystone” actors commit to seafood sustainability

Warming poles a disaster for polar bears

Women take top roles in new UN

“Educated people understand their rights”

Extreme xenophobia, not extreme vetting

For richer, for poorer–but mainly for richer

Mutually assured restoration

UN to monitor Syrian “synonym for hell”

“Keystone” actors commit to seafood sustainability

Through a new Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship initiative, the two largest seafood companies (by revenue) and the largest companies in multiple subcategories are promising to reduce illegal and unregulated fishing in their supply chains and eliminate product obtained through bonded or child labor. The full story is available on the Stockholm Resilience Centre website.

Warming poles a disaster for polar bears

The U.S. government says that quick, decisive action on climate change is the only option to save polar bear populations–but some critics say it’s too late, especially with a Trump administration that will likely be resistant to environmental stewardship.

“Educated people understand their rights”

Migrant woman are reaching back to
help their home countries, often through economic means that increase educational access. This case study examines the Norwegian communities from Myanmar.

Extreme xenophobia, not extreme vetting

Leaders across the globe are criticizing Donald Trump’s executive order creating a sweeping ban on entrances from several Muslim-majority countries. The #MuslimBan caused confusion and protests at airports across the United States.

For richer, for poorer–but mainly for richer

Eight men own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, according to a recent analysis from Oxfam International. New and better data make this year’s estimate much more accurate than last year’s, which weighed 62 of the world’s richest against the poorest half.

UN to monitor Syrian “synonym for hell”

In December, the UN Security Council finally reached a consensus on monitoring evacuations from Aleppo after earlier conversations on the Syrian civil war were quashed by repeated Russian vetoes.