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

También disponible en: English El Banco Mundial dio a conocer el mes pasado un nuevo Atlas mundial de recursos de energía solar. (i) Se trata de una herramienta en línea gratuita que permite observ...

Possessing nuclear weapons ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with world's aspiration for peace – UN official

At the start of a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, a senior UN official highlighted that creating a world free of such weapons is a comm...

Children suffer grave violations in Sudan’s conflict – UN reports

Fewer children have been recruited to fight in parts of Sudan, but they are still killed and injured, and victims of sexual violence in the country, according to a new report by the United Nations Sec...

El futuro está aquí: las tendencias tecnológicas que están configurando el mundo de la logística

También disponible en: English Las tecnologías emergentes están transformando la logística mundial. Las pruebas están a la vista en todas partes: las empresas de logística están explorando flot...

Colombia: Civilians Killed in Riverside Community

Expand The school that serves Carrá. On February 19, 2017, the Colombian navy engaged in a shootout with the AGC for 45 minutes behind the school. No one from the community was harmed during that c...

UN report explores ways urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development

One way to encourage mutually beneficial developments for urban and rural areas alike is to develop value chains and food systems more efficient and inclusive, a United Nations-backed report examining...

Near East and North Africa: Conflicts threaten to erode gains in region’s zero-hunger battle

Food security and nutrition levels have sharply deteriorated over the last five years in the Near East and North Africa due largely to the spread and magnitude of conflicts and protracted crises, reve...

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: Ensure Aid Reaches Refugees with Disabilities

(Brussels) – The European Parliament should ensure that European Union funds for refugees also reach those with disabilities, Human Rights Watch and the European Disability Forum said in advance of ...

Pakistan: Attacks on Schools Devastate Education

(London, March 27, 2017) – Attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released a day before th...

Children paying the heaviest price as conflict in Yemen enters third year – UN

As the escalation of the conflict in Yemen enters its third year this week, the top United Nations humanitarian official has called on the parties to the conflict to commit to political dialogue and r...

UN agency chief urges stronger cooperation to aid refugees' transfer from Greek islands

The head of the United Nations refugee agency today noted the need for more accommodations on the Greek mainland to help improve conditions at reception centres on the Greek islands.

Lebanon: Activist Charged for Facebook Post Criticizing Politicians

(Beirut) – A Lebanese activist was arrested on March 21, 2017, and faces charges over a Facebook post criticizing public officials, Human Rights Watch said today. The arrest and detention of the act...

France: Press Indonesia on Key Rights Concerns

(Paris) – French President François Hollande should publicly urge the Indonesian government to address the country’s persistent human rights problems during his upcoming visit to Jakarta, Human R...

'Now is not the time to turn our backs on Syrian refugees'

British Actor David Morrissey announced as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador following trip to Lebanon

UN appalled at killing of aid workers in South Sudan

Six aid workers from a national non-governmental organization were killed when their convoy was ambushed yesterday while travelling along the Government-controlled area on the Juba-Pibor road, the Uni...

Jordan: Bar Entry or Arrest Sudan’s Bashir

(Amman) – Jordan should deny entry to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or arrest him if he enters the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Bashir has been invited to visit Jordan on March 29,...

Yemen: Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime

Expand Body of a Somali refugee, killed in an attack by a helicopter while travelling in a vessel off the coast of Yemen, is carried at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, March 17, 2017. © 2017 Re...

Hoping to build with 'incremental, constructive steps' – UN envoy for Syria

Speaking to the media in Geneva yesterday, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said that he is not expecting miracles, breakthroughs or breakdowns but is hoping to build on the previous rounds of t...

UN envoy calls for urgent measures to protect ceasefire in Syria

Voicing deep concern over recent escalation of fighting in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country has urged Iran, Russia and Turkey to undertake urgent efforts to uphold the ceasefire...

Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks 'going dark' to support protecting the planet

The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to p...

DR Congo: No Word on Missing UN Team

(Kinshasa) – The Democratic Republic of Congo government should fully cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate a UN Group of Experts team that has been missing since March 12, 2017, in Kasai ...

UN: New Move on North Korea Crimes

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council has brought North Korea another step closer to accountability for human rights crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. A resolution, passed without ...

Burma: UN Takes Key Step for Justice

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council on March 24, 2017, took a key step toward preventing future abuses and bringing justice for victims in Burma by adopting a strong resolution condem...

Libia: Los ahogamientos en masa ponen de manifiesto la vergonzosa falta de protección de Europa a refugiados y migrantes

Statement by Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey at the special session of IGAD Ministerial Committee on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees

UNHCR Special Envoy appeals for urgent action to stabilize Somalia, and create conditions that are conducive to safe and sustainable voluntary return

UNHCR brings relief to desperate Yemenis displaced by war

Vital aid deliveries reach thousands in embattled coastal district of Mokha, where many live out of doors without adequate water or sanitation.

Hungry and desperate, thousands of Somalis trek to Ethiopia

Menaced by Al Shabab militants and a worsening drought, thousands of Somalis are abandoning the land to seek refuge in neighbouring Ethiopia.

Melting sea ice breaks new records — an Arctic sanctuary is more urgent than ever

With sea ice at record low levels this winter, the Arctic needs us now perhaps more than ever. Last week, a vote in the European Parliament showed that Arctic protection has become an established conv...

Indicios de crímenes de guerra cometidos por fuerzas del Ejército Nacional Libio

Yemen: La venta de armas de EE. UU. y Reino Unido, vergonzosa contradicción con la labor humanitaria

España, tercer exportador mundial de armas a Arabia Saudí en 2015

UNHCR warns Mosul situation deteriorating as fighting rages

Around 400,000 people thought to be trapped in the Old City lack food, clean water and fuel to keep themselves warm.

Mujeres, ciudades y oportunidades: abogar por la protección de los derechos sobre la tierra

También disponible en: English | العربية La tierra y la propiedad se encuentran en el centro de muchos de los problemas de desarrollo más acuciantes en la actualidad. Consideremos por ejemp...

Es un ave... Es un avión... ¡Es un dron comestible de ayuda humanitaria!

También disponible en: English Los diseñadores de los drones comestibles mediante los cuales se transportan alimentos, agua o medicinas dijeron el lunes que estos podrían en un futuro próximo lleg...

Why Brazil’s rotten meat scandal is a big problem — and not just for Brazilians

Food scandals like this happen more often than you think and may affect you more than you know — even if you don’t live in Brazil.Have you heard about the shocking rotten meat scandal that’s sha...

Gráfico: A nivel mundial, el 70 % del agua dulce es utilizada para la agricultura

En la mayoría de las regiones del mundo, más del 70 por ciento del agua dulce se utiliza para la agricultura. Para 2050, alimentar a una población mundial de 9000 millones de personas requerirá un...

Pakistán: Los tribunales militares no harán justicia

Bangladesh: Detener las ejecuciones inminentes de tres hombres que trataron de matar al embajador británico

Samsung, the clock is ticking

Galaxy Note7 is the most talked about phone release in years — unfortunately for Samsung however, for the wrong reasons. Anyone travelling on a plane since November anywhere in the world will have h...

Cuba: Activista condenado a tres años de cárcel tras criticar a Fidel Castro

How community land rights can save our forests and climate

Almost exactly two years ago, the local communities of Mahan forest, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, had plenty of reason to celebrate. On the eve of the International Day of Forests 2015, they...

Estados Unidos: Las nuevas restricciones para viajar en avión podrían ser una muestra más de la intolerancia de Trump

Colombia: Repunte de ataques contra comunidad de paz demuestra que el conflicto sigue vivo

UNHCR begins expanding health centre in Malawi refugee camp however more support is needed

Much need improvements are now underway in the health centre in Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi, however without continued financial support, it will difficult to keep the center stocked with much need...

El siguiente nivel de transformación económica de África

Los ministros de Hacienda del Grupo de los Veinte (G-20) se reunieron la semana pasada en Alemania para debatir los desafíos cruciales que enfrenta la economía mundial, que incluyen desde el cambio ...

Eliminar las barreras existentes para las niñas en las carreras científicas

También disponible en: English   Si bien los países han reducido considerablemente las brechas de género en la educación y la participación en la fuerza laboral, aún persisten disparidades por ...

Historias sobre los bosques y los medios de subsistencia en África contadas por personas reales

También disponible en: English 减少森林砍伐和退化所致排放机制(REDD+)非洲项目:调动人们参与可持续森林管理,给社区带去效益 Este es el primer blog de una ser...

Emiratos Árabes Unidos: Incursión nocturna por sorpresa para detener a un destacado defensor de los derechos humanos

Bahréin: Destacada figura de la oposición, acusada por tuits que “incitan a odiar” al gobierno

UNHCR seeks equal treatment for all Rohingya in Bangladesh

A small proportion who fled violence decades ago are considered refugees, while many recent arrivals remain undocumented and miss out on vital aid.

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...

When reindeer have nowhere to run

For hundreds of years the Khanty people of Western Siberia have lived in harmony with nature. But as the oil industry seizes more and more of their land, their animals perish in oil spills and reindee...

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...

Refugee crisis in South Sudan now world's fastest growing

Uganda and regional states are overwhelmed and in critical need of help.

As street fighting rages in Mosul, residents run for safety

Since the operation in western Mosul began last month, over 100,000 residents have fled, with 32,000 in the last week alone.

Mars and Nestlé just stepped up to protect the ocean and workers. Here's how.

Thanks to the hard work of pet owners and activists like you, Mars and Nestlé — the two largest pet food companies in the world — are committing to make immediate changes to help ensure their pet...

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.

¿Las mujeres responden al pago por desempeño de manera diferente que los hombres?

También disponible en: English Un reciente artículo (PDF, en inglés) de Oriana Bandiera, Greg Fischer, Andrea Prat y Erina Ytsma nos da una respuesta. Antes de llegar a esa respuesta (y ya que es e...

In Brazil, dams threaten rivers, the environment and people's lives

Today is the International Day of Action for Rivers: a time to remember and honour the communities who have been impacted by the construction of dams and the movements trying to prevent disastrous new...

Enfoques para la preparación de la cartera de proyectos de infraestructura

También dispobible en: English La inversión en infraestructura se basa en proyectos sólidos y bien diseñados que puedan ser respaldados con seguridad por los Gobiernos y los inversionistas del sec...

Connectivity brightening future of refugees in Malawi

Burundian refugee sees his future brighten thanks to UNHCR and Microsoft's Connectivity for Refugees Project

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...

The world is ready to Break Free. Will you join us?

This weekend marked the global kick-off of the Break Free movement calling for a world free from fossil fuels. Break Free is a wave of individuals, communities, local and international organisations t...

Biological Restoration of water and land

According to the 2015 World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 Report, the water crisis is the world’s #1 risk. The problem is not only the amount of water available in the world’s rivers, lakes, an...

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...

Innovation for an Interconnected Laboratory System

The Grand Challenges Explorations program is seeking new ideas that can improve the performance of the interconnected diagnostic system, enabling proof of concept work, demonstrating the feasibility o...

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...

Antimicrobial Resistance: Saving Our Medicines is Everyone’s Duty

Why would allowing wider use of a drug affect its efficiency? The answer is antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a phenomenon whereby infection-causing microbes learn to resist the drugs that are normally ...

Improving Timeliness and Completeness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings Will Save Lives

A large portion of the child deaths occurring in low-income countries could be prevented with high, complete, and timely coverage of already existing vaccines. Near 1.5 million of the deaths among chi...

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...

Helping women help themselves

They opine that while self-help groups are best known for linking women to microcredit, they also become a platform for empowering women by engaging them in the development of their own rural communit...

A cost we can’t afford: The human and economic costs of malnutrition and how India can end this scourge

Sue talks about eradicating malnutrition from India, and also discusses the adverse effects of malnutrition on the future of children. India is home to the most number of stunted children, and those w...

EU welcomes entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 February 2017 The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) – the most significant multilateral trade deal concluded since the establishment of the World Tr...

EU supporting Rule of Law and Rural Development in the Kyrgyz Republic with €23 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 February 2017 Today, the European Commission signed new support to the Kyrgyz Republic. The focus of this support is to strengthen the rule of law (€...

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...

EU opening a new chapter of relations with The Gambia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 February 2017 Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, is in The Gambia today meeting the newly elected President Adama...

#TellMyStory: Commission launches 2017 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 February 2017 Today, the European Commission announces the launch of the 2017 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, which recognises outstanding reporting on deve...

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...

Fun relief for children in north-east Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, north-east Nigeria, 30 December, 2016 – Just for a moment, Maimune could forget about her problems. It’s ‘Fun Day’ for children at Dalori camp for people who fled their homes becaus...

Children displaced from east Aleppo: distressed, injured, alone

ALEPPO, Syrian Arab Republic, 29 December 2016 – For the families who fled the fighting in Aleppo city, the arduous journey was full of chaos and horror. Terrified and alone, many of the children ar...

After years of conflict, schools reopen and hope returns to Fallujah

FALLUJAH, Iraq, 27 December 2016 – The walls of Fallujah are scarred with bullet holes. Six months ago, 85,000 people fled the city as bombs fell on their houses in the fight to retake the city. Man...

In Nigeria, newly accessible areas reveal scale of crisis

BANKI, Nigeria, 22 December 2016 – Less than 3 km from the Cameroon border is the Nigerian town of Banki in Borno State. The town's main street, once a thriving commercial area with cross-border tra...

From shoemaker to student: Aleppo teenager goes back to school

TARTOUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 19 December 2016 – When a UNICEF team first met 14-year-old Wahid a few months ago, he was fetching water for his family in ‘1070’, a complex of unfinished apartme...

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...

In Guinea-Bissau, teenagers sing the praises of handwashing

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, 15 December 2016 – For any aspiring musician, hearing your song on the radio is a major milestone. This year, 19-year-olds Lizidória Mendes and Venâncio Cá got to experienc...

Children design the school of their dreams in the Gaza Strip

GAZA, State of Palestine, 14 December 2016 – Two years ago, 50 days of armed conflict took an unprecedented toll on Gaza’s children and schools, with 258 of the latter incurring minor, partial, or...

400,000 children in north-east Nigeria at risk of severe acute malnutrition

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, 13 December 2016 – Fanna Mohammed is worried about her son. Seven-month-old Umara is thin and listless. He rests his head against his mother's shoulder as she carries him in her ...

Winter is the latest threat to children in conflict-ridden Aleppo

ALEPPO/DAMASCUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 12 December 2016 – Five days ago, 10-year-old Ahmed arrived in Jibreen, an industrial district on the outskirts of Aleppo. Ahmed’s parents were killed in the...

Measles outbreak poses new threat to children in Somalia

KISMAYO, Somalia, 12 December 2016 – The cholera treatment centre at Kismayo General Hospital, the biggest hospital in Kismayo, hadn’t had any patients since the last outbreak was brought under co...

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.