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Chile: Key Ruling to Ease Abortion Restrictions

Expand Pro-abortion activist take part in a demonstration in front of the Constitutional Court where opposing parliamentarians presented arguments against the newly approved law that allows abortions ...

Pakistani Campaigner for the ‘Disappeared’ Himself Goes Missing

Expand Punhal Sario It was only last month when Punhal Sario marched from the Pakistani cities of Hyderabad to Karachi to demand the return of fellow activists who had gone “missing,” a Pakistani ...

Civil Society Groups Threaten to Walk Out of Latin America Environment Talks

Expand Environmental groups stage a protest to demand the relocation of a pulp mill built on the banks of Uruguay river, in Buenos Aires, January 29, 2009. © 2009 REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian All is no...

Brazil: Don’t Shield Soldiers in Homicide Cases

Expand Brazilian Army soldiers patrol outside Maracana Stadium during a rehearsal of the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 17, 2016.  © 2016 Ricardo Moraes/Reuters (...

EE.UU.: Florida llevará a cabo su primera ejecución después de año y medio

UN Assembly President rings Nasdaq bell; sounds alarm on behalf of world's endangered ocean

The President of the United Nations General Assembly opened the trading day in New York this morning to send the message that the world's ocean health is in distress.

UN labour agency launches global panel to address rapid transformations in the world of work

The United Nations labour agency has launched a high-level international body that will chart the course towards a future of decent and sustainable work opportunities for all, and to tackle the challe...

'No sign of positive evolution' in Burundi, says head of independent UN rights probe

Ahead of next month's presentation to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an independent panel today said that the human rights situation in Burundi has not improved.

Thousands flee as Iraqi forces advance on ISIL-held Tal Afar – UN

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has warned against the consequences of displacement as thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Tal Afar and surrounding communities during...

Following El Salvador visit, UN right expert urges authorities to protect people from gangs

El Salvador is suffering a 'hidden tragedy' due to gang-related violence, an independent United Nations human rights expert today said, urging national authorities to intensify efforts to help and pro...

UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone

The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last week's mudslides an...

'Civilians are Not a Target,' says UN chief on World Humanitarian Day

On World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations and its partners are calling on all global leaders to do everything in their power to protect people caught up in conflict, and to stand with the health a...

'UN stands in solidarity with Finland in its fight against terrorism,' says Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned the terrorist attack in south-western Finland which killed at least two people.

US: Bannon’s Exit Opens Door for Policy Reversals

(Washington, DC) – The Trump administration should use the announced departure of Stephen Bannon as chief White House strategist to quickly distance its civil rights and immigration policies from wh...

España: Los atentados en Cataluña podrían constituir un crimen de lesa humanidad

La organización condena los ataques que han tenido lugar tanto en Barcelona como en Cambrils en los que han muerto al menos 14 personas Recuerda que los ataques deliberados contra la población civil...

Yemen: Se debe dejar en libertad a activista detenido por las fuerzas huzíes y pro Salé en el marco de la creciente represión de las críticas

More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria – UN

A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 children under age five in two governorates, where violence has made access especially difficult.

Yemen's 'man-made catastrophe' is ravaging country, senior UN officials tell Security Council

Warning about escalating suffering in Yemen's man-made catastrophe, senior United Nations officials today addressed the Security Council, calling on the international community to push for a political...

Yemen: Houthis Detain Prominent Activist

Expand Prominent Yemeni activist Hisham al-Omeisy was detained on August 14, 2017 in Sanaa.  © Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Beirut) – Houthi authorities in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, should...

Azerbaijan’s Last-standing Independent News Agency Facing Closure

Expand Journalists at Turan News Agency in Azerbaijan while tax police raided their office earlier this month.  © Azadliq Radiosu (RFE/RL) Just last month, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev gave...

Philippines: Duterte Threatens Human Rights Community

Expand Catholic nuns hold placards as they protest against drug-related extrajudicial killings, on International Human Rights Day in Manila, Philippines, December 10, 2016. © 2016 Ezra Acayan/Reuter...

UN Refugee Chief honours 'commitment and spirit' of aid workers

On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi pays tribute to humanitarians who have lost their lives helping people in need worldwide.

India: Don’t Forcibly Return Rohingya Refugees

Expand A Rohingya boy from Burma carries his brother as he leaves after offering the afternoon prayer during the holy month of Ramadan, at a camp in New Delhi, India, June 28, 2015.  © 2015 Adnan A...

The Arctic Sunrise has been seized. Here’s why:

The message is clear: Norway, it’s time to choose people over oil. 35 activists from 25 countries around the world are in the Barents Sea to demand an end to Arctic drilling. Today, activists from ...

Mobilizing communities to fight a severe cholera outbreak in South Sudan

Kapoeta, South Sudan, 15 August 2017 – It started around 6 p.m. one evening, shortly after supper. Regina Lotem had been warned about it for weeks and even though she tried to prevent it, she knew i...

Amnistía Internacional, junto a las víctimas tras el atentado en Barcelona

Iranian Opposition Figure Ends Hunger Strike

Expand A supporter holds up a picture of presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi during a rally in Tehran May 29, 2009. © 2009 Reuters Former Iranian presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi ended his hun...

Uganda: La comunidad internacional debe evitar una crisis creciente al alcanzar 1 millón el número de personas sursudanesas refugiadas

Estados Unidos: Orden de dejar en libertad a las últimas dos familias recluidas en el centro de inmigración de Berks

Sierra Leona: Deficiencias en vivienda y medio ambiente tras las avalanchas de lodo

Expert Roundtable on Mental Health in Refugee Status Determination

The mental health of refugees and asylum-seekers is a critical part of their overall well-being, and an important factor in their positive integration into a new community. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agenc...

Nicaragua: Autoridades amenazan manifestación por la construcción del Canal

Filipinas: 32 homicidios en un solo día: nuevos niveles de brutalidad en la “guerra contra las drogas” emprendida por Duterte

More urgency needed in quest for South Sudan peace – UN Refugee Chief

During a visit to Sudan, Filippo Grandi calls on warring parties, regional states and the international community to do more to end the conflict which has uprooted nearly four million people.

Ramadi and Falluja returnees weigh scale of rebuilding task

UNHCR helps with essential repairs to homes of formerly displaced Iraqis, who say their experience reveals the challenge awaiting Mosul returnees.

Back to school: Afghan teenager in Serbia aims to fulfil her dreams

BELGRADE, Serbia, 15 August 2017 – “I sleep, you sleep, he sleeps... We sleep, you sleep, they sleep.” Shabnam, 13, slowly conjugates the verb in a language that until recently had been comple...

Kenia: Intentos de cerrar grupos de derechos humanos son ilegítimos e irresponsables

A Syrian doctor’s determination in the face of violence and displacement

LATTAKIA, Syrian Arab Republic, 18 August 2017 – Two years ago, an escalation of violence in the northern Syrian city of Idleb forced Dr. Khaled and his family to flee their home. It was only four d...

Want More Students to Finish? Focus on the Start.

Strong Start to Finish is a national campaign that is led by the Education Commission of the States and is designed to take what we know about better equipping all students for success as they transit...

¿Su proyecto de desarrollo está protegido contra los desastres y el cambio climático? Es hora de usar la plataforma ThinkHazard!

En estos días, es bastante común encontrar en los periódicos (o en los blogs) noticias sobre desastres que ocurren en distintas partes del mundo. Con frecuencia, estos desastres afectan a los mismo...

The world is on fire

A huge wildfire is raging in Greenland. 150 km from the Arctic Circle and just 50 km away from Greenland's ice sheet, large swathes of tundra have been burning for over a week.Nobody has seen anything...

Los jóvenes resilientes aprovechan las oportunidades para construir su futuro

Retrato de Blessing Joe de 10 años de edad, una niña que sobrevivió al ébola en Liberia. 2016. © Dominic Chavez/Banco Mundial. Ella tenía siete años de edad cuando sobrevivió a una noche de h...

Children under attack in Yemen: Hameed’s story

SANA’A, Yemen, 11 August 2017 – Twelve-year-old Hameed is lying on a bed at the Thula Public Hospital north of Sana'a. This is the second time he has been hospitalized in the last few weeks, both ...

Why are there pesticides in our eggs?

In case you missed the news this week, here’s what we know so far: during the first week in August, the Dutch food safety authority (NWMA) announced that they discovered tens of thousands of eggs co...

Hope amid the ruins as displaced Iraqis return to West Mosul

While the battle for control of Iraq's second city has been declared over, the task of rebuilding the city the lives of its inhabitants is just beginning.

In Turkey, country-wide vaccinations help Syrian refugee children stay healthy

Gaziantep, Turkey, 9 August 2017 – A crowd of mothers gathered early, parking their strollers in a neat row against the side of large, bright building. Amal Nabil, a 32-year-old Syrian refugee, had ...

Tres razones por las que todos debemos preocuparnos por los pueblos indígenas

Hoy, 9 de agosto, es el Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas. En todo el mundo, [[tweetable]]hay alrededor de 370 millones de pueblos indígenas y minorías étnicas que viven en más de 90 pa...

Seeking alternatives for Niger's people smugglers

Niger is cracking down on smugglers, although those caught up in transporting people across the Sahara need real economic alternatives.

Por qué la aplicación de la ley es esencial para detener el comercio ilegal de especies silvestres

¿Ha visto alguna vez un rinoceronte caminando hacia una puesta de sol en África? Es un espectáculo increíble. Ahora, déjeme preguntarle: ¿ha visto alguna vez el cadáver de un rinoceronte adulto...

A champion for breastfeeding in Côte d'Ivoire

ABOBO, Côte D’Ivoire, 7 August 2017 – “My strategy is my smile. With a smile people listen, and feel loved,” says Madame Bah.

Las lluvias de El Niño que se llevaron los caminos del Perú

También disponible en Inglés. El papel de la infraestructura de transporte durante la emergencia causada por el fenómeno natural. Ministerio de Defensa del Perú/Flickr Las lluvias que este año ha...

My experience traveling to Bangladesh; the country at the heart of the global water crisis

Let’s try something. Walk to the nearest faucet and pour yourself a glass of water. Pretty easy, right? In Bangladesh, for young girls, this short walk ends up becoming a four-mile hike only to wait...

72 years after Hiroshima, where is Japan’s commitment to end nuclear weapons?

Even with the passing of the UN’s Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, Japan still remains an outlier, betraying the hopes of atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki.It started with just 12 of them...

Deadly trade through Niger snares refugees and migrants

Nearly 30 per cent of those who risk all to cross the desert to Libya could qualify for some form of protection once they reach Europe.

El reto de construir más viviendas asequibles en el Perú

¿Qué haría usted si no tuviera la oportunidad de adquirir una vivienda bien construida y ubicada en una zona segura? ¿Viviría con algún familiar? ¿Alquilaría un departamento? ¿O quizá lo arr...

Refugee team competes in World Athletics Championships

Five athletes heading from Kenya to the IAAF championships in London will be the first refugees to take part in the competition.

A father from the start: Promoting early childhood development in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 August 2017 – When Eduardo and his wife Margalys decided that they wanted to have children, he wasn’t sure what it would be like to be a father, but he was committed to being a goo...

In east Aleppo, clinics on wheels keep children healthy

ALEPPO, Syrian Arab Republic, 1 August 2017 – In many cities, the sight of children and parents crowded around a big white truck on a hot summer day is not unfamiliar. Only in conflict-affected east...

Medir las tormentas en América Central: el impacto de los huracanes en la pobreza y la economía

Los países enfrentan los impactos negativos cada vez más frecuentes de fenómenos naturales adversos. América Central, una región propensa y vulnerable a los desastres, es un claro ejemplo. Solo e...

Apoyo a los datos para el desarrollo: solicitudes disponibles para un nuevo fondo para innovaciones

© The Crowd and The Cloud Me complace anunciar que se encuentran disponibles las [[tweetable]]solicitudes para la segunda ronda de un nuevo fondo para innovaciones en datos[[/tweetable]] que se anun...

¿Qué significa ser eficientes? Para América Latina, significa cerrar una gran brecha

Los países de América Latina y el Caribe sufren de baja productividad: los trabajadores de la región producen en promedio apenas la quinta parte de lo que producen los trabajadores en Estados Unido...

How promoting breastfeeding helped a village in Mali drastically reduce child stunting

YOROSSO, Mali, 31 July 2017 – "Show me how you breastfeed your child," says Aminata as she faces Batoma. A group of women look on, while sitting on a mat under the shade of a mango tree.

Ampliar las inversiones relacionadas con el clima requerirá innovaciones en cinco áreas clave

También disponible en: English Simplemente pregunte a los inversores: las empresas de los mercados emergentes ya no pueden permitirse ignorar los riesgos que plantea el cambio climático a sus finan...

Scientists are telling BP and Total to stay away from the Amazon Reef

Researchers, naturalists, explorers and broadcasters are joining the call for oil companies to leave the Amazon Reef alone. The latest call to protect the reef came as an open letter highlighting the ...

The Dominican Republic’s invisible children

SAN JOSÉ DE LOS LLANOS, Dominican Republic, 28 July 2017 – You won’t find the small town of San José de los Llanos in tourist brochures about the Dominican Republic. Rain runs through the muddy ...

The UN just took a major step forward for marine protection

I’ve just returned from a meeting of governments at the United Nations in New York, and come bearing even more exciting things than Duty Free gifts. The UN just took another step closer to a new Tre...

There’s No Place Like Home (for receiving health care)

Stasia Obremskey & Grace Carroll share their experience meeting women in Mozambique who want to take control of their health and their futures, by using contraceptives to time and space their pregnanc...

When Women Are In Charge Of Family Planning, Everyone Wins

The role of women in Family Planning. She says that when women are empowered, they become active participants in decision-making for their family like determining its size. She further highlights that...

Afghans dream of stepping out of the shadows with Pakistan ID scheme

Programme aims to provide up to one million undocumented Afghans with identity cards legalizing their stay in Pakistan.

EU reinforces its strong partnership with Colombia, focussing on rural reforms

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 July 2017 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, reaffirms the EU's strong and long-standing partnership with Colomb...

UK pushes to deepen its community refugee scheme

A year after progamme's launch, Home Secretary offers £1 million at Lambeth Palace event to support groups sponsoring resettled refugees

Innovation: Building New Infrastructure to Fight Neglected Diseases

A new, more natural mouse model for cryptosporidiosis.

Equity, Sustainability, and the Future of College

The most common— & vexing— question I get is “What is your read on the future of college?” I approach it with a mix of alarm & hope.

Winning on the world’s largest tuna company and what it means for the oceans

It took two years of relentless campaigning and nearly 700,000 concerned people from around the world, but today we are sharing the good news that together we convinced the world’s largest tuna comp...

Historic day at the UN: Nuclear weapons are now banned under international law

Today at the UN Headquarters in New York, a global treaty banning nuclear weapons has been adopted. This is an historic moment: according to the treaty, to possess and develop nuclear weapons is now ...

Violence against Indigenous peoples destroys our common home

In May this year, two brothers, Vázquez and Agustín Torres, were murdered near Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. They were Wixárika (Huichol) leaders, working to preserve their land from incursion by...

BP’s next disaster? Not on Spongebob’s watch!

BP are at it again. The company that devastated the Gulf of Mexico with its Deepwater Horizon disaster wants to drill for oil near the pristine Amazon Reef. What could possibly go wrong?  🤔Home ...

India’s Great Healthcare Challenge - And Opportunity

India added 450 million people over the 25 years to 2016, a period during which the proportion of people living in poverty fell by half. This period of rising prosperity has been marked by a “dual-d...

With Social Justice and Equity in Mind, Renton School District Raises the Bar for Its Students

Renton School District is truly committed to the education and well-being of its young people. A recent results report shows its efforts are paying off.

Indian healthcare’s innovation imperative

The authors talk about how we can ensure technological innovation while keeping socio-economic realities in mind so that it will allow India to better create and deliver healthcare solutions. The auth...

एक स्वस्थ बिहार के लिए मानव संसाधन की भूमिका अहम

पिछले दशक के दौरान बिहार ने महत्वपूर्ण आर्थिक एवं सामाजिक प्रगति दर्ज की है....

The European Union maintains its commitment to security and resilience in West Africa

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 June 2017 One week after presenting its new resilience strategy, the European Commission approves new projects amounting to EUR 88 million, aimed at b...

Joint Statement by Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development and Alpha Condé, President of Guinea, Chairperson of the African Union and Coordinator of the African Renew...

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 8 June 2017 Today, we, the leaders representing the European Commission and the African Union commit to continuing our partnership on renewable energy in Afri...

EU announces €143 million support package for the crisis in North East Nigeria

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 June 2017 The European Commission has announced a support package of €143 million today for the early recovery and reconstruction needs in Borno Stat...

Europe is stepping up its support for the Central African Republic with aid of EUR 382 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2017 The European Union is supporting the people of the Central African Republic (CAR) by promoting peace-building and economic and social developm...

The new European Consensus on Development – EU and Member States sign joint strategy to eradicate poverty

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2017 The European Union and its Member States signed today a strategic blueprint, outlining the future of European development policy. This "New Eu...

Questions & Answers: The new European Consensus on development

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 June 2017 The new European Consensus on development is a shared vision and framework for action for development cooperation for the European Union (EU) and...

Joint public statement: Adoption of the new European Consensus on Development

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 7 June 2017                       by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker the High Representative of the Union fo...

European Development Days focus on "Investing in Development" - #EDD17

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 6 June 2017 The 11th edition of European Development Days opens tomorrow, 7 June, with a specific focus on investing in development. Europe's leading foru...

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...

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.