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Sri Lanka: Prosecute Easter Sunday Attackers

Expand Relatives light candles after burial of three victims of the same family, who died at Easter Sunday bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. © 2019 AP ...

Yemen: Houthi Landmines Kill Civilians, Block Aid

Expand A deminer works with children following him in Zuheiri, a town on the western coast. © 2018 Private (Beirut) – Houthi forces’ widespread use of landmines along Yemen’s western coast sinc...

China: ‘Belt and Road’ Projects Should Respect Rights

Expand Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman speaks during the inaugural Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing Sunday, May 14, 2017. © 2019 Lintao Zhang/Pool Photo via AP (New...

Egypt: Constitutional Amendments Entrench Repression

Expand People walk past a banner supporting proposed amendments to the Egyptian constitution with a poster of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  © 201...

Algeria: Police Renew Crackdown on Mass Protests

Expand Protesters confront police officers during a demonstration against the country's leadership, in Algiers, Friday, April 12, 2019. © 2019 AP Images/Mosa'ab Elshamy (Beirut, April 19, 2019) ­ Al...

DR Congo: Warlord’s Conviction Reveals Trial Flaws

Expand Marcel Habarugira (center) poses for a photograph in Ngululu, 80 kilometers northwest of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2012. © 2012 Michele Sibiloni/AFP/GettyImages (Goma) – A Congoles...

Nepal: End Attacks on Free Expression

Expand Journalists stage a protest against new laws that threaten to curb media freedoms, Kathmandu, Nepal, September 19, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo (New York) – The authorities in Nepal should stop pro...

Without Justice in the Central African Republic, ‘Everything Else is Wrecked’

Expand Residents of Bossangoa, Central African Republic, lie on the ground of the compound of FOMAC, the regional peacekeeping Multinational Force of Central Africa, on December 5, 2013. The residents...

Iran: Release Anti-Compulsory Hijab Activists

Expand Iranian women wearing hijab walk down a street in the capital Tehran on February 7, 2018. A spate of unprecedented protests against Iran's mandatory headscarves for women have been tiny in numb...

Sudan: Heed Calls for Justice

Expand Omar al-Bashir greets his supporters at a rally in Khartoum, Sudan, on January 9, 2019. He was ousted on April 11. © 2019 Mahmoud Hjaj/AP Photo (Nairobi) – Sudan’s transitional military c...

EU, Latin America and the Caribbean: Partnering for prosperity, democracy, resilience and global governance

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 April 2019 The European Union is strengthening its political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing it on four priorities - prosp...

Sudán: El ex presidente Omar al Bashir debe ser juzgado por crímenes de guerra

Francia: Documentos militares filtrados subrayan la necesidad de terminar con la afluencia de armas al conflicto de Yemen

Egipto: La aprobación por el Parlamento de reformas constitucionales demuestra su desprecio absoluto a los derechos humanos

Guinea Ecuatorial: Anuncio presidencial, paso encomiable hacia la abolición de la pena de muerte

New ACP-EU partnership: EU discusses future EU-Caribbean relations

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 April 2019 As the EU works to modernise its relations with the 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), chief negotiators Neven Mim...

Nicaragua: El Estado debe poner fin a un año de brutal represión

Africa-Europe Alliance: EU invests €10 million to improve business climate in West and Central Africa

European Commission - Press release Washington, 12 April 2019 The EU is investing €10 million in technical assistance and capacity building in partner countries in Africa to help improve the busines...

EU to facilitate financing for small businesses in Africa and the European Neighbourhood

European Commission - Press release Washington, 12 April 2019 The European Commission makes available €4.2 million under the External Investment Plan to help banks in Africa and the European Neighbo...

Afganistán: La CPI se niega a autorizar la investigación, sucumbiendo a las amenazas de Estados Unidos

Brunéi Darussalam La afirmación de que las leyes sobre la lapidación y la amputación son “preventivas” es cruel e irresponsable

La Carga (Teret), del director Ognjen Glavonić, Premio Amnistía Internacional

Publication of preliminary figures on 2018 Official Development Assistance*

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 11 April 2019 What do the figures show? Preliminary OECD figures show that Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by the European Union and its Membe...

Corea del Sur: En una victoria histórica para los derechos de las mujeres, el máximo tribunal ordena la reforma de la ley del aborto

Estados Unidos: El gobierno debe detener las expulsiones ilegales de solicitantes de asilo en la frontera con México

Europe remains the world's biggest development donor – €74.4 billion in 2018

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 April 2019 The European Union and its Member States continued to be the world's leading provider of official development assistance in 2018 and stepped...

UN Refugee Chief urges Security Council for firm response to record-high displacement

Filippo Grandi stressed that it is possible to address unprecedented stigmatization of refugees and migrants.

Venezuelans risk life and limb to seek help in Colombia

Refugees and migrants brave floods, bandits and treacherous footpaths in a desperate search for food, medicine and safety in Cúcuta.

EU Trust Fund for Africa: €115.5 million to enhance security, migrant protection and job creation in the Sahel region

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 April 2019 The European Commission adopted five new programmes and three top-ups of current programmes worth €115.5 million under the EU Emergency Tru...

European, African, Caribbean and Pacific countries conclude second round of talks on a new ambitious partnership

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 4 April 2019 Today, chief negotiators emphasised the progress made while launching the next phase of the negotiations. This new step will ultimately lead ...

UNHCR photographer's essay on Congolese women refugees wins prestigious award

Giles Duley's arresting portraits land Amnesty International humanitarian reporting prize.

Crea tu propio camino para poner fin a la pobreza (#PathToEndPoverty)

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El derecho a la salud, más allá de la cobertura universal

Trabajadora de la salud examina a paciente en el Centro de Salud de la Comunidad de Karata, Nicaragua Foto: Cynthia Flores Mora Un reciente estudio de Brasil muestra que entre 2008 y 2017 la judicial...

Cyclone Idai survivors struggle to rebuild devastated communities

Cut off by flood damage, residents of Buzi in Mozambique remain in desperate need of supplies before they can turn to rebuilding their lives.

Global Report on Food Crises: acute hunger still affecting over 100 million people worldwide

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 April 2019 A report presented today jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World F...

¿Los robots de Michigan están eliminando trabajos en Chihuahua?

Foto: I-stock  Este blog fue originalmente publicado en inglés en Brookings Future Development. Hace aproximadamente un mes, Brookings Metro publicó un informe en el que advirtió que, tal como los...

UN refugee chief connects with Chinese companies at Boao Forum

As part of UNHCR's growing engagement with China, High Commissioner Filippo Grandi calls on the private sector to collaborate on connectivity and innovation for refugees.

Evolución de la capacitación de los directores de escuelas: enseñanzas de las experiencias de América Latina

Foto: World Bank Para enfrentar la crisis mundial de aprendizaje (i) es necesario mejorar la experiencia de los estudiantes jóvenes, y así ayudarlos a aprender y avanzar más en su educación. Los ...

UNHCR aid for Cyclone Idai survivors arrives in Mozambique

An aircraft carrying tents, tarpaulins, mosquito nets, solar lanterns and other vital relief lands in Mozambique to support 10,000 survivors.

Tres maneras de seguir las actividades de las Reuniones de Primavera de 2019 del Grupo Banco Mundial

© Dominic Chavez/Banco Mundial. Solo faltan unos pocos días para la celebración de las Reuniones de Primavera de 2019, y ya es tiempo de organizarse para ellas. Entre los principales oradores se in...

Ayúdenos a diseñar una nueva imagen de la página blogs.worldbank.org

Portada de la versión Beta de los Blogs del Banco Mundial © Banco Mundial Hoy es un día importante. En los últimos meses, hemos trabajado arduamente para mejorar el diseño de la página blogs.wor...

Siete razones por las que los derechos sobre la tierra deben ser prioridad en la agenda mundial

Vista de la ciudad de Antananarivo, la capital de Madagascar. © Sarah Farhat/Banco Mundial. Esta semana, más de 1500 profesionales del desarrollo de todo el mundo se reúnen en la Conferencia del B...

UNHCR prepares to send aid to Cyclone Idai survivors in Zimbabwe

UNHCR is readying tents, tarpaulins, solar lanterns, cooking utensils and other aid for thousands of refugees who lost homes in Zimbabwe.

Los árboles y los bosques son claves para combatir el cambio climático y la pobreza. Al igual que las mujeres.

© Gerardo Segura/Banco Mundial Según Global Forest Watch del Instituto de Recursos Mundiales (WRI, por sus siglas en inglés), [[tweetable]]entre 2001 y 2017 se perdieron 337 millones de hectá...

Conferencia del Banco Mundial sobre la tierra y la pobreza: 20 años después

También disponible en: English | Français | العربية Nok Lek/Shutterstock.com En 1999, cuando algunos entusiastas acordaron reunirse anualmente en un esfuerzo por basar las intervenciones de t...

¿Cómo lanzar una red fiscal más amplia? Evidencia del caso de Costa Rica

Negocio en Costa Rica | Banco Mundial Versión en inglés Cuando llega el momento de preparar la declaración de impuestos, ¿qué palabras le vienen a la mente? ¿Pesadilla? ¿Lo hago más adelante? ...

Donors pledge more than US$7 billion to meet needs of displaced Syrians

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi says many Syrians have lived through experiences "almost beyond contemplation" but are determined to rebuild their lives.

Eight years on, Syrian refugees weigh thorny question of return

Abdulhay, like the war in Syria, is eight years old. His family are among the millions of refugees wondering what their future holds.

Syrian family come home to a town ravaged by war

After eight years of conflict, some Syrians are slowly returning to areas where they feel safe. For many, it is a harsh homecoming, and the start of a new set of challenges.

Questions and answers - European, African, Caribbean and Pacific countries conclude second round of talks on a new ambitious partnership

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 April 2019 What is the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries? The Cotonou Partnership Agreement is the ...

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...

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...

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...