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Giving North Korea Abuses a Free Pass

Expand Kim Jong-Un watches a performance in Pyongyang, North Korea, on February 23, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/KCNA It is a bitter irony that on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human R...

A Tribute to Ludmila Mikhailovna Alexeeva

(Moscow) – Human Rights Watch bids farewell to Ludmila Alexeeva, the doyenne of Russia’s human rights movement, who died on December 8 in Moscow. She will forever be a towering figure for human ri...

UNHCR welcomes global mayors' commitment to refugees

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi applauds declaration by the Global Mayoral Forum in Marrakech committing to support refugees.

Myanmar: Quash Conviction of Kachin Activists

Expand People displaced in the conflict between the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army are seen at a church in Tanai Township, Kachin State, June 14, 2017. © 2017 Reuters (Bangkok)...

Poland Denies Entry to Environmental Activists to Attend Climate Talks

When I traveled to Poland to attend the United Nations climate conference yesterday, I passed through immigration without any problems. But not all representatives of civil society groups participatin...

Cambodia: Repeal of Abusive Associations Rule

Expand Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen arrives to attend the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) congress in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on January 19, 2018.  © 2018 Samrang Pring / Reuters (New York) – The...

Family Planning Scholar Arrested on Vague Accusations in Tehran

Expand Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012. © 2012 Reuters Two academics with ties to Australian universities are among those arrested or required to go to a police...

Senegalese Students Open Up the Conversation About Sexual Abuses

October 18, 2018 Video Video: Senegalese activists campaign against sexual abuse in schools Abusive teachers and other staff sexually exploit, harass, and abuse adolescent girls in Senegal’s seconda...

Somali Journalist Critically Hurt in Car Bombing

On Tuesday evening, veteran Somali journalist and media rights activist Ismail Sheikh Khalifa was critically wounded when a bomb planted in his car exploded in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Ismail w...

Russia: Human Rights Defender Jailed

Expand Russian human rights activist Lev Ponomarev at an All-Russian convention on the protection of human rights. © 2017 Anton Novoderezhkin\TASS via Getty Images Update: On December 7, the Moscow...

Mali: Dangerous Upsurge in Abuse by Ethnic Militias

Expand Peuhl animal herders waiting to cross the Bani River, near Sofara, central Mali.  On August 7, 2018, Dozo militia allegedly detained 11 Peuhl traders as they waited to cross the river to go to...

Sudán del Sur: Niños y madres lactantes entre los blancos de la oleada de ejecuciones

Portavoces disponibles para dar entrevistas a los medios de comunicación

The European Union mobilises an extra €50 million for structural reforms in Mali.

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2018 The European Union is stepping up cooperation with Mali and the implementation of structural reforms to improve security, governance and a...

The European Union's partnership with the G5 Sahel countries

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 December 2018 Today the EU announced additional funding of EUR 125 million for the G5 Sahel countries at the Partners and Donors Coordination Conference ...

The European Union is stepping up cooperation with Niger

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2018 The European Union is mobilising an extra €108 million for social policies, security, good governance and access to electricity in Niger...

EU steps up support for the development of the Sahel

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2018 The EU has announced new funding totalling EUR 125 million for the Sahel countries at the coordination conference of the G5 Sahel partners...

TEDx event shines light on refugee women and empowerment

Among 11 speakers at TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen, a Syrian refugee and a statelessness activist highlight the need for opportunities.

Los actuales impactos de "alentar" a las personas a pagar sus impuestos

© Maria Fleischmann/Banco Mundial La sostenibilidad es el santo grial del desarrollo. Muchas intervenciones logran un impacto positivo en el corto plazo, pero de alguna manera no logran ser sostenida...

Irán comete crímenes de lesa humanidad al ocultar la suerte de miles de disidentes políticos asesinados

Miles de personas víctimas de desaparición forzada y ejecución extrajudicial en prisión en 1988 Campaña aún vigente para negar, distorsionar la verdad y cometer abusos contra las familias de las...

Deben retirarse cargos de contrabando de personas contra personal de ayuda humanitaria que salvaron a personas refugiadas en Grecia

Accesibilidad e inclusión: dos aspectos clave para las personas con discapacidad

En el mundo, alrededor de mil millones de personas -un 15% de la población- vive con algún tipo de discapacidad, según el Informe Mundial sobre la Discapacidad de la Organización Mundial de la Sal...

Sé creativo: participa en el concurso de redacción de blogs para estudiantes secundarios organizado por el Grupo Banco Mundial y el Financial Times

© Banco Mundial ¿Con frecuencia te preguntas qué tipo de empleo tendrás cuando crezcas? ¿Crees que tu escuela te está preparando para el trabajo que quizás tengas en el futuro? ¿Cómo serán l...

Más de 2.000 ciudades del mundo se manifiestan contra la pena de muerte

Argentina: Estado tiene obligación de esclarecer los hechos y sancionar a los responsables por la muerte de Santiago Maldonado

Trenes hacia el futuro… y el pasado - Historia y arqueología en los sistemas de transporte subterráneo

La construcción de metros alrededor del mundo constituye una oportunidad para indagar en las raíces de nuestras ciudades, aprender sobre nuestra historia y seguir escribiendo el futuro. Nueva York, ...

Bonos verdes: de la evolución a la revolución

© ThickStock.com/Getty Images El primer bono verde emitido por el Banco Mundial hace 10 años sirvió como punto de partida para el actual mercado de bonos etiquetados que supera los USD 500 000 ...

Cuatrocientos jóvenes de 117 países presentan ideas innovadoras sobre cómo invertir en las personas

Participantes en un cursillo analizan sus ideas innovadoras durante la Cumbre de la Juventud 2017 organizada por el Grupo Banco Mundial. © Banco Mundial Si no invierten en su gente, los países no p...

Honduras: Verdad a medias para Berta Cáceres y su familia

Una bola de cristal del Caribe. ¿qué nos puede decir la experiencia de las islas caribeñas acerca de la inversión en resiliencia climática?

Un hombre camina entre los escombros en una calle de Roseau en la isla de Dominica después del paso del huracán María. © CEDRICK ISHAM CALVADOS/AFP/Getty Images En el Caribe, las personas ya está...

México: Amnistía Internacional pide al presidente electo que actúe por los derechos humanos durante sus primeros 100 días

Israel: Debe revocarse la licencia concedida al “descontrolado” NSO Group por un controvertido software de vigilancia

Se debe permitir el atraque inmediato en Italia o Malta de personas refugiadas y migrantes varadas en el mar

New €474 million co-operation package for Afghanistan

European Commission - Press release Geneva, 27 November 2018 The European Commission has today announced a financial package worth €474 million to support state building and public sector reforms, h...

Google no debe capitular ante las demandas de censura de China

Amnistía Internacional lanza el día global de acción contra el proyecto secreto denominado “Proyecto Libélula” con eventos como el de Madrid frente a la sede de Google España La organización...

EU steps up support to displaced and crisis-affected communities in Yemen

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 November 2018 The European Union has adopted a €30 million programme in support of vulnerable communities suffering the effects of prolonged displace...

EU steps up its assistance for the reconstruction of Iraq

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 November 2018 The European Union has adopted today a €56.5 million package to promote sustainable job creation and strengthen support to refugees, in...

Afghan women can become agents of change

Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan, says Afghan women are resilient and should be in leadership positions in her country.

Finding solutions to Afghan displacement key to the future, Grandi says

UN refugee chief tells high-level panel at the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan the search for solutions to displacement 'must be intensified.'

Investigación innovadora tiene efectos positivos en la lucha contra la violencia de género

La iniciativa Equal Playing Field, que resultó ganadora en la Feria del Desarrollo 2018 organizada por el Grupo Banco Mundial y la Iniciativa de Investigaciones sobre Violencia Sexual (SVRI), ayuda ...

EU supports the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 November 2018 The European Commission has announced today an additional €5 million in support of concrete projects of the two 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ...

EU to promote sustainable development in Central Asia with €124 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 November 2018 The EU today announced cooperation programmes that will promote sustainable development in Central Asia. This announcement comes as minis...

Bottled gas scheme eases fuel crisis for Rohingya refugees

A move from firewood to liquefied petroleum gas for cooking benefits health, eases pressure on the environment and avoids hazardous trips into the forest.

UNHCR flight evacuates 132 refugees from Libya detention

Latest evacuation of vulnerable refugees from Libyan detention centres to Niger for onward solutions brings total helped in past year to almost 2,500.

EU and China step up their cooperation on sustainable development

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 November 2018 During a visit to China, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, reconfirmed the EU's interest...

América Latina pone su atención en la seguridad hídrica

Labores de limpieza en el río Matanza-Riachuelo, en la provincia de Buenos Aires, uno de los más contaminados de América Latina/Banco Mundial Disponible en inglés Cuando hablamos de inundaciones, ...

La lucha contra la corrupción: su importancia es evidente

© Katie Stevens/Shutterstock Mis padres no sabían que el nombre que me pusieron significaba "cristalina" en español. Pero sí sabían de la importancia de la transparencia, la honestidad y la integ...

Refugees help French town to victory in cricket tournament

A French cricket team, which includes refugees and asylum-seekers, has won an international championship in France.

Film changes the life of Syrian refugee boy and his family

Discovered by film director Nadine Labaki in the streets of Beirut, Zain Al Rafeaa and his family find new beginning in Norway.

Central American refugees and migrants reach Mexico City

Children, pregnant women, LGBTI and elderly people are among those identified by UNHCR as in need of international protection.

Aid convoy offers brief respite for Syrians at Jordan border

Joint UN-Syrian Red Crescent operation brings aid to 50,000 Syrians trapped in dire conditions, as UNHCR calls for full access until lasting solution found.

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...

6 ways UNICEF helped change lives in 2017

Looking back on the humanitarian landscape of 2017, it can be easy to focus on the negative: conflicts that show no sign of relenting and with children under attack left with no safe place to go, natu...

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...

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...