After a particularly eventful 2016, it’s no surprise that many people are eager to usher in a new year. Unfortunately – and fortunately – world developments do not respect the Gregorian calendar, and many of last year’s stories will follow us into 2017. To discuss some unresolved stories in Asia we’ll continue to see unfold this year, Humanosphere talked to Scott Valentine.
President-elect Donald Trump
A new short film has gone viral for its depiction of President-elect Donald Trump as a massive robot at a wall on the U.S-Mexico border, finding humor in an immigration policy scorned by Mexicans and other Latinos.
As world leaders and the development sector move to end extreme poverty by 2030, while dealing with unprecedented migration, global disease pandemics and climate change, everyone is wondering: What will development look like in the face of nationalist shifts in the Western World?
The poll, conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross, found that 54 percent of Americans consider torture “wrong.” The only other populations with lower proportions in this category were Israel and Palestine, with 44 percent and 35 percent, respectively.
As President-elect Donald Trump announces more members of his male-dominated administration, women’s rights advocates are increasingly concerned about reproductive rights in the U.S. and in developing countries around the world.
In Mexico, one of the top concerns since the U.S. election is the possibility Trump will renegotiate or pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a move experts warn could be devastating for the country’s poor.