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Algeria: Inadequate Response to Domestic Violence

(Beirut) – Police inaction, insufficient shelter space, and ineffective investigation and prosecution often leave domestic violence survivors in Algeria at risk of further mistreatment despite a new...

Accountability for rights abuses in South Sudan 'more important than ever,' says senior UN official

A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's “biggest challenges,” the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Missi...

UN and World Bank sign new partnership to build resilience for the most vulnerable

Building resilience for the world's most vulnerable people by reducing poverty, promoting shared prosperity, enhancing food security, and sustaining peace in crisis-affected situations will be the foc...

Mother Earth Day: Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner, greener planet, says UN

Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs, the...

UN welcomes release of 26 Qatari abductees in Iraq

The United Nations has welcomed the release and return to their country of 26 Qatari nationals abducted in Muthanna governorate, Iraq, in December 2015.

Addressing ‘fragility’ of societies key to preventing conflicts, stresses UN chief

Noting that a key trigger common to nearly all conflicts is the element of fragility – fragility of States, of institutions, or of societies – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres ha...

UN envoy welcomes restored Internet service in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa was relieved to learn that Cameroon President Paul Biya instructed that full internet services be restored in the North-West and ...

UN food relief agency air-lifts food, medical supplies to 31,000 famine-stricken Somalis

As the drought intensifies in south and north-eastern Somalia, the United Nations emergency food relief agency today airlifted to Mogadishu enough high-energy biscuits to assist 31,000 people for thre...

‘Large majority’ of millions living with hepatitis have no access to testing or treatment – UN agency

New data published by the United Nations health agency has revealed that a vast majority of the estimated 325 million people living with chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection lack a...

Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert

A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the aut...

Spread of literacy among women highlighted in UNESCO anniversary global review

The increase in reading and writing proficiency among women is a result of the significant up tic in their enrolment and completion of primary education over the last five decades, even as overall fun...

Guinea Ecuatorial: Dos defensores de derechos humanos deben ser liberados ya

The European Union increases its support for Haiti

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2017 Commissioner Neven Mimica announces further EU support to Haiti on an official visit to the country During an official visit to Haiti after ...

Russia: Government vs. Rights Groups

For the past four years, the Kremlin has sought to stigmatize criticism or alternative views of government policy as disloyal, foreign-sponsored, or even traitorous.  It is part of a sweeping crackdo...

Gambia: Justice for Jammeh-Era Abuses Crucial

Expand Security forces stand next to the entrance of the Gambian high court in Banjul on December 5, 2016. © 2016 Reuters (Nairobi) – Gambia’s government should act to prosecute those responsible...

Equatorial Guinea: Free Human Rights Defenders

(Nairobi, April 21, 2017) – Equatorial Guinean authorities should immediately release two men who head the country’s leading human rights organization, seven human rights and transparency organiza...

Egypt: Videos Show Army Executions in Sinai

(Beirut) – Egyptian military forces in the northern Sinai Peninsula executed at least two and as many as eight unarmed detainees and covered up the killings to make it appear that the victims were a...

Piece by piece, Brazil is tearing up protections for the Amazon

From the rotten meat scandal, to the ongoing corruption investigations, it’s hard to find any uplifting news from Brazil. The country is not only going through an economic crisis, but also a politic...

Malawi hunger crisis forces teenage girls to sell sex

MANGOCHI, Malawi, 21 April 2017 – It is the start of the rainy season on the shores of Lake Malawi, and the landscape is now a lush green. Streams and rivers flow where before there were dry, dusty ...

In Cuba, getting children back into classrooms after Hurricane Matthew

GUANTANAMO, Cuba, 20 April 2017 – Cuba is under the permanent threat of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and drought, and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The ...

Russia: Court Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

(Moscow) – Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on April 20, 2017 that the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization should be closed down and no longer allowed to operate legally in Russia, Human Rights Watch s...

Qatar no debe expulsar a activista de derechos humanos en peligro en Arabia Saudí

Cientos de activistas de Amnistía Internacional forman en Málaga una cadena humana a favor de las personas refugiadas

La cadena humana con el lema “#YoAcojo a las personas refugiadas” se formará en El Palmeral

UAE: Free Prominent Rights Defender

(Beirut) – Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should immediately release Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights defender who is facing charges that violate his right to freedom of express...

More Brands Should Reveal Where Their Clothes are Made

  (London) – More apparel and footwear companies should join 17 leading apparel brands that have aligned with an important new transparency pledge, a coalition of unions and human rights and labor ...

Yemen: Houthi-Saleh Forces Using Landmines

(Beirut) – The Houthi-Saleh forces’ use of banned antipersonnel landmines in Yemen has caused numerous civilian casualties and hindered the safe return of civilians displaced by fighting, Human Ri...

Nepal: Need Effective Steps to Enforce Court Verdicts

(London) – Nepali authorities should immediately take effective steps to enforce the landmark Kavre district court murder verdict for the 2004 torture and killing of teenager Maina Sunuwar, Amnesty ...

Una jueza de Arkansas bloquea las ejecuciones restantes

Venezuela: Inagotable ciclo de violencia y represión amenaza vida de la población

A home away from home under UNHCR accommodation programme

In Greece, refugees find new homes with UNHCR assistance, putting an end to months of uncertainty.

Gráfico: Las mujeres tienen más probabilidades de aceptar el abuso cuando existen menos leyes contra la violencia doméstica

  En todo el mundo, las mujeres son víctimas de violencia, pero no existen leyes contra la violencia de género en todos los países. En muchas naciones, las normas sociales aceptan el abuso físico...

Fuerza de paz de la ONU en Sáhara Occidental y campamentos de refugiados debe monitorizar derechos humanos

Atlas 2017 de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible: una nueva guía visual de los datos sobre el desarrollo

El Banco Mundial se complace en dar a conocer el Atlas 2017 de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS), (i) una nueva publicación (i) con más de 150 mapas y visualizaciones de datos que ilustr...

Gráfica: ¿Cómo evoluciona la población de jóvenes en el mundo?

  El 42 % de la población mundial tiene menos de 25 años de edad. En Asia meridional y África al sur del Sahara, la cantidad de habitantes de entre 12 y 24 años ha aumentado de manera constante h...

Mobile-based Islamic Microloans: Benefits Beyond Shariah Compliance to Deepen Financial Inclusion Across Faiths

Digital credit products like M-Shwari, KCB M-Pesa, Equitel’s Eazzy Loan, Tala and Branch have been extremely successful at providing access to credit for millions of people in East Africa. The conve...

Estados Unidos: Aplazadas las ejecuciones de Arkansas al bloquear una jueza el uso de fármacos para la inyección letal

Nigeria: Aniversario de Chibok, escalofriante recordatorio de que continúan los secuestros de Boko Haram

In Damascus, water cuts and crumbling sewage systems pose serious health risks

DAMASCUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 13 April 2017 – For 37-year-old Kawthar and her eight-year-old son Mohammed, life has become unbearable.

Why are women more impacted by climate change?

Women are more likely to feel the impacts of climate change. This is a fact.As a woman and environmental activist living in the Arab World, I often find myself focused on peace building, development, ...

Israel debe terminar con las políticas “ilegales y crueles” hacia los presos y presas palestinos

Yemen: El periodista Yahya al Jubaihi condenado a muerte por fuerzas huzíes

Bed, Breakfast, and New Beginnings

Oxfordshire B&B offers warm welcome to refugees.

Lack of documentation poses extra risk to displaced Syrians

Six years of war have left hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians without valid documentation, compromising their freedom of movement and access to basic services.

UNHCR assures Uganda of international commitment to support its refugee protection, management and social integration policies

Africa's largest refugee-hosting nation has 1.2 million exiles from neighboring countries

Pesticides are not needed to feed the world, UN says

“Pesticides, which have been aggressively promoted, are a global human rights concern, and their use can have very detrimental consequences on the enjoyment of the right to food.”This is the catch...

Families hit by conflict in South Sudan find safety in Sudan

Driven by fear and worsening food security, refugees cross into White Nile State.

Scoring goals for peace in Iraq

KOYA, Iraq, 11 April 2017 – A group of children run onto the pitch. The warm spring air is full of shouts and whistles as the first team takes to the field.

EU Official Development Assistance reaches highest level ever

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 April 2017 New figures confirm that the European Union and its Member States have consolidated their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2016. Pr...

Publication of figures on 2016 Official Development Assistance

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 11 April 2017 New figures confirm the EU and its Member States have consolidated their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2016. This data is based on ...

Taking Stock: Progress and Prospects for College Advising

Over the past several years, significant progress has been made in college advising, thanks to the creative and tireless efforts of many of our partners. Moving forward, it is critical as a field to d...

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Barbara Hendricks sings with refugees in Greece

Acclaimed soprano and humanitarian says she is impressed by improvements to refugees' living conditions since last year.

The European Union increases its support for Chad

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 April 2017 European Commission announces an additional EUR 100 million in support for Chad. The Commissioner in charge of international cooperation and...

Afghan boy retreats into silence after separation from family

Eight-year-old Farzad is one of a growing number of refugee children whose health has been affected by flight.

Rohingya orphans seek safe space to heal

UNHCR is working to identify and assess the best interests of unaccompanied children who recently arrived in the refugee camps of Bangladesh.

Hungary and the freedom I stand for

In the winter of 2017, I received a call from a colleague about a small community in the Hungarian countryside, far from the busy streets of Budapest, that needed help. A Lutheran organisation had jus...

Por qué elijo hablar de la depresión en el Día Mundial de la Salud

También disponible en: English El Día Mundial de la Salud de este año tiene un significado especial para mí y muchas otras personas. El eslogan “Hablemos de la depresión” arroja luz sobre un ...

Oh Gaia! I’m a Taoist!

I am teaching a Chinese history class for local students, introducing them to Taoist literature — Tao Te Ching, Zhuangzi, Taiping jing — and I realized: I’m a Taoist at heart. In my twenties, ...

Instilling a Strong Agri Culture

In every Union Budget presentation, agriculture is given a place of prominence. This is not surprising, given that 50% of India's population is dependent on agriculture. Budget 2017 was no different. ...

More than 6,000 flee fresh South Sudan violence into Uganda

UNHCR expresses alarm at deteriorating security situation in South Sudan.

UNHCR calls for regional responsibility-sharing, identifying the situation in the Mediterranean as an 'opportunity'

The UN Refugee Agency's protection chief says restrictive policies, like push-backs and border closures, do not stop people from undertaking dangerous journeys, and that joint efforts could be underta...

Healing emotional wounds from conflict in eastern Ukraine

MARIUPOL, Ukraine, 7 April 2017 – The emotional wounds and trauma of living through more than three years of conflict are an everyday reality for hundreds of thousands of children and teenagers in e...

In Sierra Leone, new hospital facilities help save mothers' lives

KONSHO, Sierra Leone, 5 April 2017 – Bakey Kamara is eight months pregnant with her third child and has just walked two miles under a hot sun for one of her last antenatal check-ups. Nonetheless, sh...

Se buscan empresarios para ayudar a poner fin a la pobreza

También disponible en: English   Los Gobiernos de muchos países en desarrollo se esfuerzan para llegar a las personas que viven en la pobreza extrema e incorporarlas en la economía formal. Pero [[...

The resistance against fossil fuels is winning. Here’s the proof.

When we launched the call for the second Break Free from fossil fuels campaign, we were, of course, hoping to grow the coalition and increase the number of peaceful protests against the dirty energy i...

UNICEF seawater desalination plant helps head off Gaza water crisis

GAZA, State of Palestine, 6 April 2017 – For 13-year-old Ahmad, the idea of drinking water from the tap did not make sense. “I have never drunk tap water because it is not clean, and it could make...

Sitio actualizado del Bancomundial.org ofrece un diseño más moderno y una navegación fácil e intuitiva a sus usuarios

  El sitio Bancomundial.org acaba de ser actualizado. El diseño más moderno permite presentar el contenido de manera más ordenada y destacar mejor los elementos visuales (imágenes, videos y gráf...

Por qué imponer un gravamen a las remesas es una mala idea

También disponible en: English   [[tweetable]]En 2016, los flujos de remesas de los emigrantes a los países en desarrollo ascendieron a USD 440 000 millones[[/tweetable]], más del triple del vo...

Innovative cash transfer programme supports Syrian children with disabilities

ALEPPO, Syrian Arab Republic, 3 April 2017 – Two years ago, amid intensifying violence, ten-year-old Nasrallah and his family fled from their home in Idlib. “Fearing for our children’s lives, we...

Without the oceans, you wouldn't exist

All life on Earth comes from the oceans... and they're still looking after us today.The oceans have protected us from the worst impacts of global warming. Our oceans have trapped 90% of the extra he...

This treaty would ban nuclear weapons. But will the world take it?

“I’m here at the U.N. asking for an abolition of nuclear weapons,” said Toshiki Fujimori, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, to diplomats from more than 120 countries gathered at the UN...

In Kenya, severe drought threatens to leave 4 million food insecure

MOYALE, Kenya, 31 March 2017 – Dust mercilessly cuts its way through the air, meandering across the pathways of Badanrero Village, Kenya, located 100 km from the border town of Moyale near Ethiopia....

¿Cuál es el costo del retraso en el crecimiento infantil? ¿Y cuál es el rendimiento de los programas que lo combaten?

También disponible en: English La niña 115181 que estamos analizando en la Encuesta de Demografía y Salud tiene 38 meses de edad. Vamos a llamarla María. Su hermano mayor, el niño115201, tiene ...

Breathing Life into Medical Oxygen Ahead of WHO Committee Decision

Oxygen is one of the most frequently-required medical interventions in the world, yet it remains in critically short supply in low-resource hospitals. The WHO will soon make a decision on whether to i...

The movement against fossil fuels is growing. Get used to it!

Yesterday I woke up at 4.30am, entered the second-largest refinery in Europe, and climbed a 90-meter-high chimney to paint over a logo. Not an ordinary day at the office, even as an executive director...

¿Pueden los cambios de comportamiento apoyar a la conservación del agua? Estados Unidos, Colombia y Costa Rica creen que sí.

Este blog es parte de la serie "Pequeños cambios, grandes impactos: aplicando #cienciasdelcomportamiento al desarrollo"   Si bien América Latina y el Caribe es rica en agua, el acceso a un suminis...

Unsung heroes: Vaccinators climb mountains to save children’s lives in Yemen

SANA’A, Yemen, 27 March 2017 – Vaccinating children against life-threatening diseases in the middle of an intense conflict can be a tough challenge. Over the past few weeks, polio vaccinators in Y...

¿Necesita datos o mapas de recursos de energía solar? Tenemos una aplicación para eso

También disponible en: English [[tweetable]]El Banco Mundial dio a conocer el mes pasado un nuevo Atlas mundial de recursos de energía solar.[[/tweetable]] (i) Se trata de una herramienta en línea ...

A Changing Conversation for Changing Times

Change is hard, especially for an enterprise as given to tradition as higher education. But shifting the conversation about higher education in a changing world – and then taking action – is criti...

You did it! Samsung will finally recycle millions of Galaxy Note 7s

Remember when we did this…Greenpeace activists create satirical scenes to show the explosion of the Galaxy Note 7 as well as how the device can be recycled at the front gate of the Samsung Electroni...

EU reinforces cooperation with the African Union and announces new peace building support of €120 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 High Representative/Vice President, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on off...

EU scales-up its response to famine and drought affected countries in Horn of Africa with an additional €165 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced today additional EU support to respond to the crises in S...

Direct action from the Budget mandates must reflect ground realities

In every Union Budget presentation, agriculture is given a place of prominence. This is not surprising, given that 50% of India’s population is dependent on agriculture. Budget 2017 was no different...

Harmonized Safety Monitoring of Immunization in Pregnancy- the Global Alignment of Immunization Safety Assessment in Pregnancy (GAIA) project

Immunization in pregnancy is a promising public health strategy to reduce illness and death among pregnant women and young infants, especially in low and middle income countries.

5 Wearable & Sensor Devices that Save Lives

Finding solutions to maternal and newborn mortality is a challenge that is both simple and complex. Simple because we know most direct causes of death. For example, we know that too many mothers die f...

In the Fight for Gender Equality, We Must First Fill the Gaps in Data

The author stresses upon the importance of data in order to measure the progress on gender equality goals. She cites that data shapes our ability to know what the problems are and it also helps us bet...

Challenge: Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are issuing a joint call for innovative and transformative solutions to build more effective supply chains...

Questions and Answers: What is the EU doing for women's rights and gender equality?

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 8 March 2017 Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union and one that has been enshrined in the Treaty from the very beginnin...

Joint statement on the occasion of International Women's Day 2017

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 7 March 2017 The European Union stands by women in Europe and around the globe today, as it did at the time of its foundation. Sixty years ago, equality betwe...

Europe strongly advancing renewable energies in Africa

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 March 2017 The European Commission continues its leading role in the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative, in line with its wider efforts in the implement...

The European Union increases its support for Burkina Faso with €117 million for food security.

European Commission - Press release €117 million for food security. Brussels, 27 February 2017 During a European Commission official visit to Burkina Faso a financing agreement of €117 million wa...

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.