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Security Council strongly condemns ballistic missile test by DPR Korea

Strongly condemning yesterday’s ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council vowed to “fully and comprehensively im...

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures

The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency today highlighted the relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO), and offered its decision-making body parting advice that included protect...

UN forum aims to ensure ‘promises made are promises kept’ on financing for development

Promises made for financing the implementation of sustainable development goals must be promises kept, speakers said today at the opening of a United Nations forum.

UN refugee agency ramps up response as Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens

Conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy have contributed to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Libya, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to announce plans t...

Syria: Amid ‘promising’ diplomatic steps, UN envoy says hostilities continue on the ground

Despite the “promising” steps in Syria that followed diplomatic talks in the Kazak capital, Astana – a nationwide ceasefire announced last December, and the de-escalation zones created inside Sy...

Persistent persecution of Bahá’í in Yemen ‘unacceptable,’ and must stop, says UN expert

In Yemen, Bahá’ís are under pressure to recant their faith, according to a United Nations rights expert, noting that in April, the Public Prosecutor reportedly summoned by phone at least 30 member...

On Day for Biological Diversity, UN says tourists must protect nature that draws them

Tourism must not undermine the nature that attracts tourists in the first place, said the head of the United Nations-backed treaty on biological diversity, marking International Day for Biological Div...

Climate-vulnerable islands in spotlight ahead of UN disaster risk reduction forum in Mexico

Hurricanes, cyclones and tsunamis are increasingly common threats to the world’s most climate-vulnerable island nations, whose representatives are meeting today in Cancun, Mexico, ahead of a major U...

Thailand: Dozens Wounded in Bangkok Hospital Bombing

Expand Thai soldiers secure the area after a bomb blast at Phra Mongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, May 22, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha (New York) – The detonation of a pipe b...

INTERVIEW: ‘Our peacekeepers are saving lives every day’ – new UN peacekeeping chief

With United Nations peace operations being carried out in highly complex environments and facing multiple challenges, Secretary-General António Guterres recently stressed the need to adapt peacekeepi...

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...

UN experts urge Indonesia to free jailed politicians, repeal its blasphemy law

A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Indonesia to review and repeal its blasphemy law following the recent conviction and imprisonment of the former governor of...

Iraq: Scores of Men Imprisoned in Schoolhouse

(Erbil) —Iraqi government-allied troops arbitrarily detained at least 100 men in late April 2017, in some cases torturing them during interrogations, Human Rights Watch said today.  Human Rights Wa...

Thailand: Junta Entrenched 3 Years After Coup

Expand Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during a news conference after his meeting with the National Security Council at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, August 15, 2016.  © ...

As Libya crisis deepens, UNHCR chief steps up assistance

During a visit to Tripoli, Filippo Grandi says agency needs to increase its presence in the North African country where 1.3 million people need urgent humanitarian aid.

Turquía: “Aniquilación profesional” de 100.000 personas en el sector público en la purga posterior al intento de golpe de Estado

Libya: Mass Executions Alleged at Military Base

(Beirut) – Forces aligned with the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) attacked a military base and allegedly executed at least 30 captured soldiers, Human Rights Watch said to...

Indonesia: Stop Public Flogging of Gay Men

Expand Two Indonesian men walk into a cell prior to their trials at a shariah court in Banda Aceh on May 17, 2017.  © 2017 Getty Images (New York, May 20, 2017) – Indonesia’s President Joko “J...

Una lección en la importancia de las universidades privadas

BOGOTÁ, Colombia. Recientemente, durante una visita a Colombia tuve una experiencia extraordinaria en este país que está poniendo fin a cinco décadas de conflicto. Pasé un par de horas en una sal...

Estados Unidos: El viaje de Trump pone en peligro los derechos humanos en el mundo

As war grinds on in Yemen, Somali refugees eye return

Facing danger and growing hardship in Yemen, some 30,600 Somalis have reportedly returned home since war broke out in 2015.

Sri Lanka: Anti-Terror Bill Revives Concerns of Abuse

Expand Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. September 21, 2016.  © 2016 Reuters/Eduardo Munoz (New York...

US Congress: Reject Draconian Anti-Immigrant Bill

Expand A young boy holds US flags as immigrants and community leaders rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigra...

Continúan los abusos generalizados contra la población trabajadora migrante en el primer partido en el estadio de Qatar 2022

Iraq: Families Who Fled Mosul Forced Back

(Beirut) – The Iraqi army and other local security forces have forced over 300 displaced families to return to west Mosul neighborhoods still under risk of attack by the Islamic State (also known as...

US: Improve Civilian Protection in Afghanistan

Expand Afghans perform prayers at the funeral for the victims killed by an air strike called in to protect Afghan and US forces during a raid on suspected Taliban militants, in Kunduz, Afghanistan Nov...

Tres cosas que debe saber sobre el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia

El 17 de mayo es el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia (IDAHOT, por sus siglas en inglés). ¿Por qué debería importarnos el IDAHOT? Porque la orientación sexual e identidad de...

Corredores de coexistencia para reducir los conflictos entre los seres humanos y los animales silvestres

© Assam Haathi Project  En condiciones extremas, un ser humano puede sobrevivir tres minutos sin aire, tres días sin agua y tres semanas sin alimento. Para apoyar a una población mundial de 7500 ...

Papúa Nueva Guinea: The Guardian revela una política de crueldad en la isla de Manus

Unión Europea: Votación histórica que debe servir de punto de partida para el cese de la represión en Hungría

Estados Unidos: Chelsea Manning, al fin libre tras un terrible calvario

Amnistía Internacional pide que se investiguen las filtraciones sobre “crímenes de guerra” y mayor protección a quienes denuncian irregularidades “Pienso que la transparencia del gobierno es ...

Jordan's Azraq becomes world's first clean energy refugee camp

New solar plant is the first of its kind in a refugee setting, and will transform the lives of thousands of Syrians living in harsh desert environment.

Estados Unidos: La reunión de Trump y Erdoğan, no es momento de felicitaciones mutuas

Los ataques a activistas de derechos humanos en el mundo, en un punto crítico

Amnistía Internacional lanza una nueva campaña global, Valiente, con el fin de detener la ola de ataques contra quienes defienden los derechos humanos. En 2016, perdieron la vida 281 personas por de...

After packed boats take on water, 20 feared dead in Mediterranean

Rescuers save 500 men, women and children after four rubber boats founder in choppy waters between Libya and Italy in latest sea tragedy.

Displaced by war, Yemenis face hardship and hunger

UNHCR preparing for possible fresh wave of displacement from Hudaydah, as families resort to begging to ward off starvation.

Take Action To Support Refugees This Election

Help UNHCR by contacting your local candidates and asking them to #WithRefugees in Parliament

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...

México: Quinto homicidio de un periodista en el año. La libertad de expresión bajo amenaza.

¿Una nueva función para los bancos de desarrollo?

Foto: Maria Fleischmann/Banco Mundial A comienzos de este mes, en una reunión organizada por el Banco Mundial y el Banco Nacional de Desarrollo Económico y Social de Brasil (BNDES), entidades financ...

As South Sudan crisis deepens, more funds needed for refugees

UNHCR and its partners launch a major new humanitarian appeal, seeking more than US$1.4 billion to provide vital aid to those fleeing fighting and hunger.

"Some days I just have to listen": A family therapist works with Syrian refugees in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey, 16 May 2017 – As a family therapist, Zeynep Kapisiz regularly deals with anger, depression, fear and many pleas for help. Some days she feels overwhelmed. The problems she is trying t...

One Teenage Somali Muslim Refugee’s Admiration for her Mother

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

Turquía: La detención del director del diario Cumhuriyet, otro día sombrío para los medios de comunicación del país

A new home in a place of safety for fleeing Mosul residents

As 1000s flee West Mosul, UNHCR opens 12th new camp for displaced.

UNHCR delivers food and relief items to DRC refugees in Angola

Prosperous farmer is grateful to escape DRC violence that has caused over 20,000 to flee.

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...

Guterres says work with refugees an inspiration in UN Role

In Britain for Somalia Conference, UN Chief Salutes UK's Support for United Nations, warns against xenophobia and nationalism

A Syrian physician brings personal experience to polio immunization campaign

HAMA, Syrian Arab Republic, 11 May 2017 – Dr. Majed contracted polio at the age of 7 months. He grew up determined to protect as many children as possible from this life-threatening disease.

Concurso de Blogs: Una oportunidad para contarnos tu visión sobre la pobreza y la desigualdad

¿Eres un estudiante o joven profesional apasionado por los datos y el desarrollo? ¿Te interesan la pobreza y desigualdad en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC)? Entonces este concurso de blogs es para...

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...

Water, sanitation and hygiene: the basics of infection control in Sierra Leone

NGELEHUN, Sierra Leone, 8 May 2017 – Nurse-in-charge Elizabeth Kadie Momoh at the Ngelehun Community Health Post has just finished checking a pregnant woman in the facility’s labour room and heads...

Shopping doesn’t make us happy

Do your clothes make you happy? Or, after the excitement of the shopping spree fades, does your new stuff tend to lose its in-store magic by the time it’s reached your wardrobe?  A new survey of in...

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 ...

El próximo horizonte de los programas de redes de protección social

Se ha duplicado el número de países en desarrollo que proporcionan programas de protección social a sus ciudadanos. ¿Qué provoca este aumento? Foto: Mohammad Al-Arief/Banco Mundial. Las redes de ...

El Metrobus de La Matanza: infraestructura que genera oportunidades para los argentinos

Foto: Ministerio de Transporte, Argentina Recientemente participé en la puesta en marcha del Metrobus de La Matanza, a 30 kilómetros del centro de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, y me impresionó la tran...

Saving Dvinsky Forest: If companies don't act, customers will

Speaking truth to corporations has been the backbone of Greenpeace’s global forest campaign for over two decades. Putting pressure on companies buying products from forest destruction has successful...

Nuclear power and the collapse of society

On March 1 1954, on Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, the US military detonated the world’s first lithium-deuteride hydrogen bomb, a thousand times more powerful than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki...

El desarrollo de los mercados de capital de los países para cubrir necesidades de financiamiento interno a largo plazo

El financiamiento estimula el crecimiento económico y el desarrollo. Con todo, también es evidente que las fuentes de financiamiento tradicionales —las finanzas públicas, la asistencia para el de...

In El Salvador, a teenager worries about raising her child in a climate of violence

SAN MARTIN, San Salvador, El Salvador, 4 May 2017 – Every word spoken by Patricia is preceded by the smile of a playful girl who is not old enough to take life seriously. But in three short months, ...

Construir viviendas más asequibles y resilientes en América Latina y el Caribe

Versión en inglés Entre 2010 y 2017, Chile sufrió el impacto de 10 catástrofes naturales. Dichos desastres afectaron más de 340,580 viviendas y la reconstrucción costó USD 3.600 millones, segú...

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 ...

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...

The beauty of West Africa’s ocean is overwhelming

Sailing across the nutrient rich waters of the West African Atlantic Ocean these past two months, I have been lucky enough to see an incredible array of wildlife. Whales, dolphins and pelicans, I have...

Sending wild caribou to a zoo?

In Canada, recent government decisions to address declining caribou populations are truly dumbfounding.We live in very odd times. We have politicians in powerful positions around the world who wish to...

In Yemen, a young girl overcomes adversity to excel in school

ADEN, Yemen, 1 May 2017 – Thirteen-year-old Hosson is a ninth grade pupil at 26 September School in Malla district, Aden. She is one of the top performing students in her class, and loves to teach y...

Replantear el financiamiento para el desarrollo a fin de atender las crecientes aspiraciones

También disponible en: English Foto © Dominic Chavez/Banco Mundial. En esta serie, solicitamos a los oradores de la Conferencia Mundial del Instituto Milken (i) responder la siguiente pregunta: [[tw...

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...

EU approves €59 million to support peace, stability and job creation in the Horn of Africa

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2017 The EU announced today 4 new actions worth €59 million to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced ...

Major palm oil company promises to protect forests

There's been a major development in our campaign to protect Indonesia's forests.IOI, one of the largest palm oil traders in the world, has just made a significant commitment to protect rainforests. If...

Displaced Syrian mothers confront hardship with determination

DARA’A, Syrian Arab Republic, 28 April 2017 - Nada and her family fled their hometown of Al Shajarah after it was overtaken by warring parties more than three years ago. Now they have taken shelter,...

Can you imagine a world without bees?

I can’t imagine a world without bees. These fantastic little insects are not only a vital part of natural ecosystems, they also play a crucial role in food production.Worldwide, three out of four o...

New Eurobarometer survey shows continued high support for development cooperation among EU citizens

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2017 The European Commission today presented the results of a Special Eurobarometer survey on EU citizens' views on development, cooperation and ...

I saw the plunder of our oceans with my own eyes

Four days, four cases of illegal fishing in Sierra LeoneIt was just before lunchtime on the Esperanza when a dot appeared unexpectedly on our radar. The onboard team had been discussing the four kilog...

In Romania, a teacher’s care helps shape her students’ future

BUHUȘI, Romania, 26 April 2017 – At the Orbic school in the Romanian town of Buhuși, many of the students come from disadvantaged homes where they don't receive educational support. One teacher is...

Meet Marquita Davis, Deputy Director of Early Learning

Marquita Davis, our new Deputy Director of Early Learning shares our belief in the power of high-quality pre-K to help children get ahead. Learn more about Marquita in this Q&A.

Sharing expertise, a unique experiment to nurture science to impact

Dr Steven Buchsbaum, Deputy Director, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shares his five years experience of collaborating with DBT & BIRAC in defining the most pressi...

In Namibia, a new mother brings early childhood development to her community

MASIDA VILLAGE, 25 April 2017 – The year 2013 was a positive turning point for Vivian Ndungati from Masida village, in north-east Namibia’s Zambezi Region. At the age of 23, Vivian gave birth to h...

Leading Change for Changing Leaders

Effective and courageous leadership is an essential element of change in higher ed. Understanding what is required of leaders in a time of change and uncertainty is time well invested.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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.