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China: Don't Return 5 Refugees to North Korea

(Seoul) – China should immediately release five North Korean refugees held in Chinese detention and agree not to return them to North Korea, where they would face grave danger, Human Rights Watch sa...

Yemen hit by world's worst cholera outbreak as cases reach 200,000

Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations warned today.

Uzbekistan: Imprisoned Dissident Dies in Custody

Expand Imprisoned Uzbek labor activists Nuraddin Jumaniyozov (right), who died in prison on December 31, 2016, and Fahriddin Tillayev. © 2014 Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights (Bishkek) – The ...

INTERVIEW: Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins – UN envoy

Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins for security in the country, delivering much needed services and creating jobs, says the United Nations envoy to the country, Tadamichi Yamamoto. ...

Indonesia’s Ahmadiyah Push Back Against Discriminatory Laws

Indonesia’s besieged Ahmadiyah religious community is fighting back. Expand The Ahmadiyah mosque in Depok, West Java ordered sealed by local police to "protect" Ahmadiyah from attacks by militant Is...

De barrios marginales a vecindarios: cómo la eficiencia energética puede transformar la vida de los pobres en las zonas urbanas

La Villa 31, un icónico asentamiento urbano en el centro de Buenos Aires, alberga a unas 43.000 personas pobres de la ciudad. En Argentina, paradójicamente, los barrios marginales urbanos se denomi...

LGBT Country Profiles Track Shifting Terrain

Expand Participants take part in the equality march in Kiev, June 18, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters (New York, June 23, 2017) – Human Rights Watch has published during Pride Month a compilation of the rec...

Why we leaked hundreds of pages of a secret trade deal that threatens our rights and our planet

Behind closed doors and countless documents, details of a proposed deal between two of the world’s largest economies are being kept from us. Until now.Chances are that the planned trade deal between...

Pueblos indígenas urbanos: la nueva frontera

Victoria Ojea/Banco Mundial Si nos piden que pensemos en Buenos Aires, a la mayoría probablemente le vengan a la mente cafés elegantes, su bella arquitectura, los fanáticos del fútbol y las calles...

Falling through the cracks: Yemen’s forgotten children in a cholera crisis

SANA'A, Yemen, 23 June 2017 – Worried parents wait outside the cramped paediatric emergency ward in Ma’abar hospital, 100 kilometers south of Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Helpless and unsure ho...

DR Congo: UN Experts to Investigate Kasai Region Violence

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution on June 23, 2017, directing the UN high commissioner for human rights to send a team of international experts to ...

एक स्वस्थ बिहार के लिए मानव संसाधन की भूमिका अहम

पिछले दशक के दौरान बिहार ने महत्वपूर्ण आर्थिक एवं सामाजिक प्रगति दर्ज की है....

Strengthen existing protections to curb negative impact of sanctions, UN rights expert urges EU

Noting progress made by the European Union (EU) to ensure that its sanctions allow for legal remedy and offer a measure of due process, a United Nations expert has called for further strengthening suc...

In visit to Haiti, Security Council delegation to reaffirm support for country's stability and development

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday began a three-day visit to Haiti to reaffirm its support for the Haitian Government and people in strengthening institutions to contribute to the countr...

UN chief welcomes deployment of regional force to combat terrorism in the Sahel

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the...

UN opens international probe into alleged abuses in DR Congo's Kasai provinces

The United Nations today opened an international investigation into alleged killings, mutilations and destruction of entire villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) restive Kasai provi...

More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda; 'A good start, we cannot stop,' says UN chief

A 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

Lake Chad Basin: UNICEF warns 5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season

More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries a...

Pakistan: UN chief condemns separate deadly bomb attacks

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the twin bombing at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a chec...

Country-level action 'new frontier' for tackling soil pollution – UN agriculture agency

Nitrogen and metals, like lead and mercury, can strain farmable land by polluting soil, and damaging plants, and ultimately, posing risks to food security, according to the United Nations agriculture ...

Hungary is Taking European Values for a Ride

UNHCR chief praises Uganda's commitment to refugees

Filippo Grandi tells Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees greater efforts are needed to support refugee hosting countries and find peace in South Sudan.

¿Cuál es el primer paso para organizar las ciudades del Perú?

Por trabajo me mudé con mi familia a Lima, Perú, hace 11 meses. Si nunca has visitado Lima, la ciudad es, en muchos aspectos, un lugar encantador - tiene unas vistas fantásticas del Océano Pacíf...

Free Speech Under Fire in Bangladesh

Expand Statue of "Lady Justice" outside Bangladesh's Supreme Court building.  © Public During a recent visit to Bangladesh to revisit my years there as a student, a colleague suggested I meet Sulta...

Rebel Attack on Philippine School Endangers Students

Expand Residents who want to evacuate from their homes gather while waiting for a vehicle after Islamist militants, who had holed up in a primary school, retreated after a gunbattle with troops but we...

US Ignores Allies’ Torture in Yemen

Expand An Emirati and South Yemen flag painted in Yemen’s port city of Aden. By 2017, Emirati and South Yemen flags flew in many parts of Aden, which President Hadi declared the temporary capital of...

Pakistan: Investigate Assault on Lawyers

(New York) – Pakistani authorities need to ensure a prompt, impartial, and effective investigation into a barrage of assaults and threats against lawyers in the premises of the Lahore High Court, th...

72 estados siguen criminalizando las relaciones entre personas del mismo sexo

13 estados contemplan la pena de muerte para aquellas personas que mantengan relaciones con personas de su mismo sexo. Amnistía Internacional participará a lo largo del fin de semana en marchas del ...

¿Los cambios en el uso de la tierra causados por los pagos por servicios ambientales persisten en el tiempo?

Poco tiempo después de ingresar al Banco Mundial, trabajé en un equipo que evaluaba la magnitud y la gravedad de la degradación de la tierra en El Salvador. Como parte de este trabajo, fui a visita...

Seeing Sparks: Reflections on King County’s Point in Time Count

A few weeks ago, King County released Count Us In, its annual point-in-time count of people experiencing homelessness. The findings are heartbreaking. Yet, as bleak as this data is, it's important to ...

AI lamenta que la atención sanitaria a personas inmigrantes en situación administrativa irregular no esté en la agenda de hoy

Sudán del Sur: Homicidios, desplazamiento masivo y saqueo sistemático en la purga de civiles del Alto Nilo llevada a cabo por las fuerzas gubernamentales

UNHCR chief urges African leaders to tackle displacement

In an address to members of the African Union, Filippo Grandi calls on governments to end the conflicts that cause millions to flee.

UE: La cooperación con guardacostas libios desemboca en abusos inevitables

El Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos pone en evidencia carácter homófobo de la “ley sobre propaganda gay” rusa

In Angola, a refugee centre offers new hope for a boy who lost his family

DUNDO, Angola, 20 June 2017 – "My dad was a police officer. He was working that day and returned to the city to pick up mom and me on a motorcycle. It was there that the militia arrived, and I do no...

Refugees deserve praise for resilience and courage

On World Refugee Day, Filippo Grandi says it is a moment to recognize those who welcome people fleeing war, violence and persecution.

In Kenya, UNHCR Special Envoy urges support for child refugees

Angelina Jolie calls for reflection on the "pain and suffering" of refugee children during a visit to a centre for adolescent girls in Nairobi on World Refugee Day.

What happened when we demanded that publishers hear the voices of 500,000 of you

More than half a million people have stood up for free speech and for the Canadian boreal forest, raising their voices to call on the largest global publishers to pay attention and be our allies. We ...

Annual Session of UNICEF Executive Board closes with focus on field visits and equity

NEW YORK, United States of America, 19 June 2017 – The Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board ended late last week, bringing to a conclusion three days of presentations and discussions on majo...

Amnistía Internacional hace un llamamiento a la unidad ante el ataque del parque Finsbury

Cinco conferencias TED que me sirvieron de inspiración

Jim Yong Kim, presidente del Grupo Banco Mundial en la conferencia TED  En abril pasado, tuve el honor de ofrecer una conferencia TED en Vancouver, Canadá. Las charlas TED tienen el objetivo de insp...

The European Union maintains its commitment to security and resilience in West Africa

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 June 2017 One week after presenting its new resilience strategy, the European Commission approves new projects amounting to EUR 88 million, aimed at b...

Miles de personas de Sudán del Sur refugiadas en Uganda, sin acceso a servicios básicos

Security key to solving soaring South Sudan displacement

Witnessing the world's fastest growing displacement crisis, Filippo Grandi says peace, hope and a sense of a future are essential.

Egipto: Ejecución inminente de siete hombres torturados bajo custodia

AI aplaude la exigencia de la ONU de cerrar los centros de Nauru

El Relator Especial de Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos humanos de los migrantes ha presentado un informe sobre las atroces condiciones de los centros de refugiados

La coalición dirigida por Estados Unidos ha utilizado fósforo blanco en Siria

Civilians living in "penury and panic" as Mosul battle rages - UNHCR

Up to 100,000 civilians trapped in West Mosul are being used as human shields by ISIS militants and are suffering from lack of food, water and fuel.

Refugee participation seen as key to comprehensive response

Annual talks between UNHCR and representatives of 313 NGOs conclude with call to allow refugees to become self-reliant.

Joint Statement by Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development and Alpha Condé, President of Guinea, Chairperson of the African Union and Coordinator of the African Renew...

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 8 June 2017 Today, we, the leaders representing the European Commission and the African Union commit to continuing our partnership on renewable energy in Afri...

EU announces €143 million support package for the crisis in North East Nigeria

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 June 2017 The European Commission has announced a support package of €143 million today for the early recovery and reconstruction needs in Borno Stat...

Photographer's stark images capture lives of refugees

In his book "I can only tell you what my eyes see," published in London this week, Giles Duley turns his lens on those uprooted by war and persecution.

Lyon restaurant serves up Syrian menu to launch Refugee Food Festival

After last year's success, the festival goes international with events in 13 European cities, starting in the capital of French gastronomy.

Lives improved, lives saved: UNICEF Executive Board reflects on progress made and challenges ahead

NEW YORK, United States of America, 14 June 2017 – The year 2016 was one of tremendous challenges. More than 125 million people needed humanitarian assistance as a result of conflict, displacement, ...

Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations New Wave of Awardees

Great Ideas Come from Everywhere, 28 Grand Challenges Explorations projects from 11 countries are part of today's Gates Foundation's announcement.

Empowering refugees the focus of UNHCR, NGO meeting

Annual talks between UNHCR and representatives of 313 nongovernmental organizations begin in Geneva, focusing on ways to strengthen collaboration.

¿Está la Argentina preparada para envejecer? Cómo volvernos ricos antes de volvernos viejos

En la Argentina de hoy, la población en edad de trabajar crece más rápido que la población total.  Este patrón, conocido como el bono demográfico, es una gran oportunidad de generación de riqu...

Vincular el cambio climático y la salud para lograr mejores resultados de desarrollo

Una mujer usa una máscara para protegerse de la contaminación en China. Foto: © Curt Carnemark/Banco Mundial. El cambio climático ya tiene efectos reales y medibles en la salud humana y se cree qu...

Reflecting Reality: The Push to Make Higher Ed More Diverse – and Relevant

Four in 10 students are non-white, one-third are the first in their family to attempt college, and more than a quarter are parents as well as students. If higher education is going to remain relevant ...

Tres amenazas para el futuro de Afganistán: aumento de la pobreza, inseguridad y crecimiento lento

También disponible en: English La semana pasada, uno de los tantos camiones cisternas que recorren las calles de Kabul se desplazó pese a la congestión vehicular, pasó por edificios del Gobierno y...

La coca, una mirada desde el desarrollo

Fotografía: Crónicas Desarmadas Siempre hemos oído que si Colombia no tuviera el problema de drogas ilícitas y el conflicto armado, sería un paraíso terrenal.  Bendecida con recursos naturales ...

Agregar en el seguimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible datos sobre agua potable recolectados durante la fase de los objetivos de desarrollo del milenio

Este blog forma parte de una serie que acompaña al Atlas 2017 de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS). En respuesta a las preguntas frecuentes de quienes tratan de familiarizarse con el méto...

Violence and displacement stalk children in Raqqa

RAQQA, Syrian Arab Republic, 7 June, 2017 – Reem, 19, thought long and hard before making the courageous decision to flee Raqqa almost three weeks ago. It was just before midnight when she grabbed h...

Fighting famine in Aweil, South Sudan, as acute malnutrition rates continue to rise

AWEIL, South Sudan, 22 June 2017 – More than a hundred South Sudanese women, dressed in colourful flowing dresses, sit with their children and new born babies. Some have walked days through the burn...

Europe is stepping up its support for the Central African Republic with aid of EUR 382 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2017 The European Union is supporting the people of the Central African Republic (CAR) by promoting peace-building and economic and social developm...

The new European Consensus on Development – EU and Member States sign joint strategy to eradicate poverty

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2017 The European Union and its Member States signed today a strategic blueprint, outlining the future of European development policy. This "New Eu...

Questions & Answers: The new European Consensus on development

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 June 2017 The new European Consensus on development is a shared vision and framework for action for development cooperation for the European Union (EU) and...

Joint public statement: Adoption of the new European Consensus on Development

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 7 June 2017                       by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker the High Representative of the Union fo...

We speak for the trees

When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal fore...

A Strong Start for my Preschool Students

As a pre-K teacher at Bailey Gatzert Elementary, I’m fortunate that I get to spend my days with our youngest learners. They may be tiny, but they are full of wonder and teach me something every day.

European Development Days focus on "Investing in Development" - #EDD17

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 6 June 2017 The 11th edition of European Development Days opens tomorrow, 7 June, with a specific focus on investing in development. Europe's leading foru...

Brazil’s president must step down. Here’s why

If you ask Google to translate the Portuguese word “temer”, the result is “to fear”. Temer is the name of the current president of Brazil. And fear is what many Brazilians have been feeling la...

Palestinian children with disabilities are determined to learn

HEBRON, State of Palestine, 2 June 2017 – For 12-year-old Wi’am, attending the Blind Charitable Society School is a blessing.

Silent Spring, 2017

In 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, drawing attention to the impact of DDT on bird populations. Her book inspired most nations to ban DDT by the 1980s. The ban and other protection efforts...

Using data to improve education in Angola

CACULA/QUIPUNGO, Angola, 31 May 2017 – At Primary School n.231 in the municipality of Cacula, Huíla province, a young technician named Ernesto interviews the school principal by asking a series of ...

Authors around the world stand up for free speech and forests

Authors, journalists, poets and playwrights know that every time the right words are put to paper, or typed to a screen, our planet gets a little better. Because, without the right to express ourselve...

After decades of lawlessness, could the seafood industry finally be ready for change?

Are we on the cusp of changing the destructive seafood industry forever?For years, the seafood industry has profited from forced labour, illegal fishing, ocean destruction and the needless slaughter ...

In Kyrgyzstan, girls lift shroud of shame on menstruation

VASILEVKA, Kyrgyzstan, 26 May 2017 – Menstruation is a taboo subject in Kyrgyzstan. Girls enter puberty without understanding what is happening to their bodies, and suffer in shame and despair as a ...

One year on: a community in Darfur built from the ashes

SORTONY, Sudan, 25 May 2017 – “The site at Sortony is a cramped shantytown in the making. UNICEF, as part of the first multi-agency humanitarian team to come to assess the situation, is navigating...

To protect forests and free speech, lend your voice (literally!)

Can you imagine a world where Greenpeace and other advocacy groups are no longer able to stand up for our forests, oceans and climate? A giant logging corporation called Resolute Forest Products is fi...

Colleges That Get It: One Institution’s Journey

Lasting institutional change is a combination of attention and intention, and Sinclair Community College gets that. And while they recognize that there is still a good distance to travel on their stud...

One Teenage Somali Muslim Refugee’s Admiration for her Mother

A beautiful tribute to an "awesome" and "inspiring" mom.

Copenhagen Fashion Summit: How NOT to make the fashion industry more sustainable

This week, representatives from all the major brands - from fast fashion retailers like H&M, Asos and Zara, through to luxury labels like Burberry and Swarowski - are gathering in Copenhagen to discus...

6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a SLAPP, corporations like the massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Produ...

The Power and Peril of Myth for Today’s College Students

While graduation season is filled with inspiring stories of persistence, sacrifice, and accomplishment, it also gives rise to some lingering myths about our students and what it takes for them to get ...

EU proposes enhanced partnership with Africa on peace and security, and job creation for youth

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 May 2017 The European Commission and the High Representative/ Vice-President have set out today the EU's political priorities and concrete proposals for...

Questions and Answers: A renewed impetus of the Africa-EU Partnership

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 May 2017 1. Why is this Communication being proposed now? Over the ten past years, the EU and Africa had already forged a more political partnership based ...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s sunset clause is to ensure that inequality is reduced in this generation

Opinion piece talking about our lesser known subset clause to dispel misconception around profit making

Higher Ed’s Role in Economic Mobility

A comparison of the roles of colleges in promoting economic mobility showed that access to colleges that can provide upward mobility has decreased. John Friedman argues that it is more important now t...

State Capture in South Africa

A recently-released report on State Capture indicates that one family could seemingly succeed in skewing the spending priorities of the government in Pretoria. It’s a crisis induced by weak state in...

Young change makers using tech to solve land corruption

  Fifteen bright young minds from Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe came together late last year to brainstorm innovative solutions to combat land corruption. Across Africa, one in e...

What’s next for Ukraine?

Ukraine said it planned to confiscate $290 million of assets believed to be stolen through corruption in 2016. So far they’ve recovered and returned to state budget just $5,683. While that’s a tin...

Cleaning up sport: conflicts of interest at the top

The tension between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has never been greater than this year, when WADA recommended a ban on all Russian athletes from pa...

OGP: France must do more to tackle corruption

Opening up government data to fight corruption has been a stated aim for many Open Government Partnership members. When data is open by default information is easier to work with, investigate, underst...

Pharma companies in Slovakia: Uncovering conflicts of interest

Two years ago, the leading German pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim, applied to Slovak authorities for its new anti-diabetes drug, Synjardy, to be covered by health insurance.  Drug manufa...

The FATF report on the USA: More roof than holes on average

You arrive in a new city on a rainy day and check into your top floor hotel room, only to find the roof is leaking. When the receptionist comes to check, he looks up and says, “I don’t see what th...

Cleaning up Georgia’s elections

Georgians are getting the message: elections are important and tampering with the process has consequences. This year, there were fewer violations, leading to a cleaner election. It was hard work, how...

In spite of the political whirlwind, climate change is no less real

Last week the world changed with the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. In Marrakesh this week the first Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA1) had intended to c...

Stiglitz and Pieth Panama Papers report: a roadmap for global transparency in the 21st century

After resigning from Panama’s official effort to clean up its financial sector, Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and transparency expert Mark Pieth have come out with their own independ...

Canadá y el BID: socios para la prosperidad

En 2015, Canadá y el BID reflejan años de colaboración

La Pesca en Pará, un Negocio Femenino

En Vila Castelo, una aldea en el estado Pará en Brasil, las mujeres son pescadoras y aprenden a ser microempresarias con apoyo del BID.

Forjadoras del Nuevo Apartadó

La mujer lidera la transformación del municipio colombiano de Apartadó tras años de violencia.

Listos para despegar

El BID apoya la reestructuración y ampliación del aeropuerto internacional más grande de Costa Rica.

Pavimentando la ruta al futuro

El BID apoya el sistema vial Ancón-Huacho-Pativilca, en Perú, para mejorar los accesos entre Lima y la región septentrional del país.

La integración energética de Centroamérica: A todo vapor

Con apoyo del BID, SIEPAC está en operación comercial y la Integración Energética de Centroamérica es una realidad.

Una puerta hacia el empleo en República Dominicana

El Servicio Nacional de Empleo de República Dominicana (SENAE) ofrece servicios de intermediación laboral y capacitación para el empleo.

Estudio BID destaca solidez de bancos públicos de América Latina, potencial aporte para cambio climático y desarrollo productivo

Estudio BID destaca fortalezas de los Bancos Públicos de Desarrollo en América Latina, sus desafíos y potencial para financiar nuevas áreas

BID: América Latina y el Caribe podrían cubrir sus necesidades eléctricas con recursos renovables

Estudio del BID informa que recursos de energía renovable de América Latina y el Caribe podría la demanda eléctrica proyectada para el 2050.

A sólo un clic: Ayudando a Chile a ahorrar tiempo y dinero

Chile moderniza la plataforma electrónica de compras y contratación pública y amplía los servicios públicos que ofrece por Internet.