USA to Raise Refugee Resettlement Quota

Note that this figure is the total number of refugees around the world. The number of Syrian refugees admitted could remain quite low--around 16,000. “The Obama administration will increase the number of refuge...

Meet a 2015er: Kristie Holmes

Dr. Kristie Holmes is a member of the Board of Directors for UN Women-US This is the tenth installment of our “Meet A 2015-er” series that profiles the women and men who are helping to shape the Sustainable D...

Meet a 2015er: Michael Mullane

"I like to think I care about the future of the planet, I have a family. Truth is, if there's a football match on a Saturday night on one channel and a debate about climate change on the other, I'm not watching...

Meet a 2015er: Miroslav Polzer

"We should have local communities organize themselves and mobilize resources for their interests and the global community should provide additional funding for those local projects that are relevant to these SD...

Meet a 2015er: Alvin Leong

"There are three potentially transformative processes taking place in the same year. We’re really at an inflection point in global development...we should seize that moment. Action takes outside the piece of pa...

Meet a 2015-er: Arelys Bellorini

"We're hoping the Declaration includes a vision of the child as it was included in the Millennium  Goals declaration, in the Rio+20 declaration, and in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We're not actua...

Meet a 2015-er: Richard Fuller

"I think if you add up the number of deaths from air pollution, contaminated sites, and sanitation - these are the three main types of pollution - the total number is 8.9 million...a year. That means one in eve...
Jenny Springer

Meet a 2015-er: Jenny Springer

"These 1.5 billion people are left behind if these issues are not taken into account." --  Jenny Springer, Director of Global Programs for the Rights and Resources Initiative.   This is the fourth inst...

Meet a 2015er: Nicole Cardinal

"An analogy we often use when talking to member states is if we were designing a life boat and you don't think of children, you may only equip the boat with adult-sized life jackets. So children have all the sa...