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Islandia: Los cuerpos diversos no son errores que corregir

India: Vigilante ‘Cow Protection’ Groups Attack Minorities

Australia’s Parliament Speaks Out On Disability

Expand A prisoner lies in his solitary confinement cell in the safety unit at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, northern Queensland. Prisoners in solitary confinement typically spend 22 hours or more a...

Internet Under Attack in Russia

Expand The Google app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. © 2017 Reuters An acquaintance living in the United States asked me if it was true that Russi...

Brazil: Keep Sniper Probe Independent

Expand Victim shows patch over his wounded ribs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 2019. © Defensoria Pública do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Brazil should conduct an independent and thorough investig...

Haití: Las autoridades deben proteger el derecho a la vida de quienes se manifiestan

Egipto: Deben liberar al abogado de derechos humanos detenido por llevar chaleco amarillo

Apply now: Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism in development

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 February 2019 The European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize recognises journalists doing exceptional reporting on development topics. Applicatio...

Saudi Arabia: Clarify Status of ‘Corruption’ Detainees

(Beirut) – Saudi Arabia announced an end to its high-profile anti-corruption campaign on January 31, 2019, but some of those rounded up remain in detention without a clear legal basis, Human Rights ...

Pakistan Should Address Pashtun Grievances

Expand People walk past shops closed due to a strike to condemn the death of prominent Pashtun rights activist Arman Luni, in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Arshad Butt Ethn...

Myanmar: Investigate Police Use of Force in Karenni State

Expand Police carry away a protester in Karenni State on February 12, 2019. © 2019 Private (Bangkok) – The Myanmar authorities should immediately investigate the alleged excessive use of force by ...

The BBC Let Down Women On Abortion

Expand A promo shot from Season 7 of Call the Midwife © PBS   Update: On February 15 the BBC updated its website to provide a link to an NHS page which gives information on abortion in all the hom...

Trump’s National Emergency? Think Again

Expand President Donald Trump walks out to begin speaking at an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border © AP Pho...

UK’s ISIS Schoolgirl Case Shows Justice is Key

Expand Renu Begum, eldest sister of Shamima Begum, 15, holds her sister's photo as she is interviewed by the media at New Scotland Yard, London, England, February 22, 2015. © 2015 Laura Lean/WPA Po...

EU provides €45 million in support for smallholder agri-businesses in rural Africa

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 February 2019 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is in Rome today for the launch of the new Agri-Business Capital ...

Supporting Rohingya refugees and their hosts in Bangladesh

The UN is seeking US$920 million to meet the needs of more than 900,000 refugees from Myanmar and 330,000 vulnerable residents in Bangladesh host communities.

Desalojo en diferido: Kaoutar puede permanecer en su casa hasta que acabe el curso escolar

Amnistía Internacional, la Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca y más de 96.000 personas que han firmado en Change.org acogen con satisfacción la decisión de retrasar el desalojo de una mujer v...

Arabia Saudí: El Parlamento Europeo pide a los países de la UE que intensifiquen la protección de quienes defienden los derechos de las mujeres

Australia: La ley Medivac es un paso positivo hacia el trato humano de las personas refugiadas

Perú: Al confirmar la nulidad del indulto a Fujimori, la Corte Suprema respalda los derechos de las víctimas

Escalada de ejecuciones en Egipto: seis personas en dos semanas

UNHCR chief praises Ethiopia's innovative approach to refugees

Filippo Grandi visits groundbreaking projects that improve the lives of refugees and their host communities.

Nigeria: Las autoridades deben respetar los derechos humanos durante las elecciones y después de ellas

Cómo la colaboración masiva puede mejorar la seguridad alimentaria

Foto izquierda: Patrick Quade. Right photo: Flore de Preneuf/ World Bank Según cifras del Banco Mundial,[[tweetable]] los alimentos insalubres cuestan a las economías en desarrollo más de USD 1...

Guatemala: Iniciativas legislativas amenazan gravemente los derechos humanos

EU boosts regional cooperation with 25 African countries

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 February 2019 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, signs in Addis Ababa additional support to regional programmes f...

Africa-Europe Alliance: EU supports the new African Union Trade Observatory

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 February 2019 The European Commission, the African Union Commission and the International Trade Centre (ITC) join forces today to set up the African Uni...

Roads to peace: EU supports reconnecting Eritrea and Ethiopia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 February 2019 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is visiting Eritrea today, where he launches an initial €20 mill...

UNHCR Chief calls for more international support for Tanzania

Concluding a four-day visit to the East African nation, Filippo Grandi urges greater investment for north-west regions hosting 330,000 refugees.

La inclusión empieza por casa: Una visita al Barrio 31 de Buenos Aires

[[tweetable]]A nuestro alrededor, las construcciones ilustraban un ensamblaje de piezas asimétricas, encastradas unas sobre las otras. Las escaleras se dibujaban como rulos sobre las fachadas con man...

Angelina Jolie urges end to injustices that have driven nearly one million Rohingya into exile in Bangladesh

Visiting the world's largest refugee settlement, UNHCR's Special Envoy heard testimonies from Rohingya refugees and called for expanded access to education for Rohingya children.

Joint Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 5 February 2019 Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on 6 February 2019, High Representative of the Union for Foreig...

Questions and Answers about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 5 February 2019 The EU promotes actively the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. The EU has actively participated in international cooperation to promo...

Unión aduanera entre Guatemala y Honduras, ¡de 10 horas a 15 minutos!

  Video 360: Comercializando entre Guatemala y Honduras El comercio transfronterizo en Centroamérica ha sido un problema grave durante muchos años. Imagínese tardar 10 horas para recorrer menos de...

Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2020: un breve adelanto

También disponible en: English | Français  El próximo Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial, que versará sobre las cadenas de valor mundiales, el comercio y el desarrollo, (i) se encuentra muy avan...

Instituciones fuertes para sistemas de transporte público eficientes

La Autoridad de Transporte Urbano para Lima y Callao (ATU) tendrá como función la planificación y gestión integrada del transporte público. ¿A qué desafíos se enfrenta? Foto: David Hermoza Ba...

Nomzamo Mbatha becomes UNHCR's newest Goodwill Ambassador

South African actress joins a global team of Goodwill Ambassadors whose influence, commitment and compassion help amplify refugee voices around the world.

Teach: Abordando la crisis de aprendizaje, aula por aula

Also available in: French | English | Portuguese | Arabic A pesar del enorme progreso realizado en lograr que haya más niños en el aula, nos encontramos en medio de una crisis global de aprendizaje...

The European Union and Ethiopia step up their partnership and cooperation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 January 2019 The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker met with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed to discuss EU support to ...

Los niños de nuestro planeta: ¿qué tiene que ver su educación con el cambio climático?

También disponible en: English Nuestro mundo es muy diferente del de nuestros abuelos. En 1950, la población mundial era de alrededor de 2500 millones de habitantes; en la actualidad, llega a más ...

European Union steps up cooperation with Côte d'Ivoire

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 18 January 2019 The European Union is providing an extra €35 million in support for reforms and for vocational training and economic development policie...

Join global challenge to match refugees' billion-mile journey

UNHCR's 1 Billion Miles to safety campaign calls on runners, walkers and cyclists to dedicate their miles in solidarity with families uprooted by war and persecution.

Paraguay: Compartiendo los resultados de la primera evaluación censal de logros académicos para ayudar a las escuelas a mejorar

En 2015, el Ministerio de Educación y Ciencias de Paraguay implementó por primera vez una evaluación censal a través del Sistema Nacional de Evaluación del Proceso Educativo. Una de nosotras – ...

Medir el aprendizaje para no estar volando a ciegas

Foto: Sarah Farhat/ World Bank Tan solo tres semanas después de que me nombraran ministro de Educación de Perú, mi equipo y yo recibimos los resultados de la ronda de 2012 del Programa Para la Eva...

Storm flooding brings misery to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

One dead and more than 11,000 affected by days of heavy rain and high winds from Storm Norma, with hundreds of refugees forced to abandon their homes.

Garantizar la seguridad hídrica, una prioridad para Centroamérica

Corredor Seco, Honduras. Foto: Àngels Maso. Banco Mundial  Hace algunas semanas tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar la planta de tratamiento de agua y represa “Federico Boquín” en Tegucigalpa, un...

Fighting water scarcity in Cox's Bazar refugee camps

Minhaj Uddin Ahmed explains how UNHCR has stepped up efforts in Bangladesh to address the massive water and sanitation needs of Rohingya refugees and their hosts.

Thousands of asylum-seekers moved off Greek islands

As winter bites, UNHCR helps the Greek government move vulnerable asylum-seekers from reception centres on the Aegean Islands to shelter on the mainland.

Global cities take the lead in welcoming refugees

Civic leaders attending a key meeting in Geneva set out the positive contributions that refugees are making to cities worldwide.

How Germany Can Take the Lead in Global Health

The Gates Foundation recently announced that we’re opening a new European office in Berlin, and we are holding our annual Grand Challenges meeting in Germany’s capital city as well. Neither the ti...

Oktoberfest for Scientists: Previewing the Berlin Grand Challenges Meeting

GC Annual Meeting 2018 in Berlin pre-opening blog.

Teach to Reach: Moving from theory to implementation and taking action in India

At the third global Teach to Reach Summit, participants learned how to turn their ideas for how to improve workforce capacity into action.

Students do better when they have a safe place to call home

Students in Washington experiencing homelessness are at a disadvantage academically and emotionally compared to their peers. Luckily, Washington has some amazing organizations and individuals that aim...

Factsheet: Negotiations on a new Partnership Agreement between the EU and ACP countries: first round of talks conclude*

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 16 January 2019 What is the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries? The Cotonou Partnership Agreement is t...

A new dawn for financial inclusion in Indonesia?

Indonesia’s financial inclusion efforts are being re-energized by political will, the pervasiveness of digital ID, digital payments and a world-class fintech ecosystem. Millions of unbanked people i...

Risk management is the way forward for farming

If farmers, the world over, including in emerging economies such as India, are able to benefit from such approaches towards price and yield risk management, they will be able to build a great deal of ...

Overhaul the medicine supply chain

Traditional lines between public, private, online, and physical are starting to blur and, as a result, direct-to-home and online pharmacy models have developed more quickly in emerging markets like In...

Reflecting Back on a Grand Decade of Innovation

Nearly fifteen years ago, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched Grand Challenges—a landmark initiative to fund promising early-stage scientific innovations that could prevent, treat and cure ...

Half the world away? Fecal sludge and septage treatment in low and middle income countries

Within the pages of a newly-released engineering design manual, there are vital solutions for one of the most important sanitation challenges which most people have never heard of.

Gut microbes are critical enablers

Promoting the development of healthy gut bacteria through appropriate nutritional interventions could go a long way in boosting overall health.

Your right to stand for forests is under attack — again

If it seems like we’ve been talking about lawsuits a lot lately, it’s because we have.Corporate bullies, helped by Donald Trump’s go-to law firm, have filed two massive lawsuits against Greenpea...

Sponsoring climate change

It is that time again. Four years roll by and once more the greatest winter athletes in the world will come together to wow us on death-defying luge runs, courageous ski jumps or surprisingly mesmeri...

A tribute to Jon Castle

James (Jon) Castle - 7 December 1950 to 12 January 2018Over four decades Captain Jon Castle navigated Greenpeace ships by the twin stars of ‘right and wrong’, defending the environment and promot...

We don't just need electric cars, we need fewer cars

Ever since the first production car rolled off the assembly line more than 100 years ago, our love affair with automobiles has grown and grown. In countries like the UK, France, Italy and Germany ther...

Diving to the Antarctic sea floor is a scientist’s dream come true

Most people would be surprised about how many species of cold-water corals and amazing sponges you’d find on the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. Even as the scientist who has identified three quarter...

The Rise of the Penguins

Never have so many penguins been seen waddling in so many places.They were ice skating in Stockholm, tap dancing in London, trekking up the highest mountain in Turkey and marching on mass in central T...

Listening for Justice in Davos

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing” - Arundhati RoyI can hear her too. I have spent my working life trying to help others hear her. I ...

Which is the Antarctic's top penguin?

Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of being able to fly away again if the weat...

We can’t just recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis

Plastics are in the air. Not only literally. Everyone's talking about plastic pollution and the need to take action.You don’t need to be conducting a scientific research to see that plastic waste is...

How do we make corporations more accountable?

Greenpeace is famous for campaigning against corporations.We made “Choke” out of Coca-Cola's logo to draw attention to the massive plastic pollution impact they have around the world. Polar bea...

How mothers and community leaders tackled malnutrition in Mali

KOURY, Mali, 19 December 2017 – In 2014, the district of Yorosso in southern Mali was approaching a crisis of malnutrition. Nearly 1 out of 3 children were chronically malnourished, and just under 1...

How girls built a library in the Gaza Strip

DEIR AL BALAH CITY, State of Palestine, 18 December 2017 – There are one million children in Gaza, yet hardly any sports fields or playgrounds. And this lack of safe outside play areas especially af...

How visiting nurses help prevent child deaths in Kazakhstan

KYZYLORDA, Kazakhstan, 14 December 2017 – Early spring seeps through grimy windows, lighting a small unkempt apartment. The place is so dirty that Bibinur begins to feel nauseated. She finds a clear...

Surviving HIV: Preventing mother-to-child transmission in Burundi

MURAMVYA, Burundi, 7 December 2017 – “I started to feel quite sick,” says 40-year-old Darlene*, describing a period in her life a few years ago. “After going to a health centre, I was referred...

The search for Lesotho’s most vulnerable families

HA TŠEPO, Lesotho, 28 November 2017 – A cloud of yellow dust blows into the group sitting on the ground at the village centre. Toddlers run, legs wobbly, to bury their faces in the open arms of the...

The heroes keeping the water flowing for families in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine, 21 November 2017 – Inna Krasnyakova was born, raised and married in the small village of Artema, in Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine. In June 2014, she was at work, operating a wate...

How toilets are saving lives and money in Afghanistan

NILI, Afghanistan, 18 November 2017 – For 23-year-old Fatima, it took the death of one child to spark a simple but transformational change, to convince the whole village to start using toilets and i...

A warmer winter for refugee children in Serbia

DIVLJANA, Serbia, 14 November 2017 – As you watch 8-year-old Aya Rekani playing with her friends among the fallen leaves, it’s difficult to imagine how different her life was just a year ago.

Making childbirth safer in South Sudan

AWEIL, South Sudan, 9 November 2017 – Arek Yel Deng had given birth before but she had never experienced such pain. Her labour lasted a week and the pain was so severe she thought she was going to d...

Mothers fight malnutrition in Burkina Faso, one child at a time

YAKO, Burkina Faso, 8 November 2017 – In Yako, in Burkina Faso’s Northern Province, Awa slowly approaches the group of women, her twin toddlers draped one in front and one behind.

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...