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No Justice 3 Years After DR Congo Massacre

Expand Mourners carry coffins of protesters killed in the September 19 and 20 demonstrations during a ceremony organized by the opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), Kinshasa, Dem...

DR Congo: Warlord Sought by ICC Killed

(Goma) – The death in the Democratic Republic of Congo of a rebel leader wanted by the International Criminal Court highlights the need to bring justice for his forces’ many victims. The Congolese...

Kenya: Abusive Evictions in Mau Forest

Expand This June 2019 photo shows Gorofa village, Nkoben area, one of the current settlements for those evicted from Mau forest in July 2018. HRW/Namwaya (Nairobi) – Authorities in Kenya have not in...

Britain Should Practice What It Preaches

Expand The Union Flag flies near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 7, 2017. © 2017 Reuters In light of the United Kingdom government’s decision to suspend parliament, apparently to ...

Address, Don’t Dismiss, Kashmir Grievances

Expand Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a public meeting in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, May 26, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Ajit Solanki When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the U...

US: Block Law Endangering Sex Workers

(Washington, DC) – Human Rights Watch and four other plaintiffs will present arguments on September 20, 2019 against the dismissal of their challenge to a 2017 United States law that imposes crimina...

Afganistán: Aumenta la cifra de muertes tras un ataque estadounidense con drones contra civiles

Hong Kong: Detenciones arbitrarias, palizas brutales y tortura bajo custodia, al descubierto

Tanzania: Protect Burundians Facing Abuse

Expand A Tanzanian policeman watches over as Burundian refugees gather on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kagunga village in Kigoma region in western Tanzania, where they wait for transport to Kigoma...

Argelia: La restricción de las protestas en medio de una oleada de detenciones de manifestantes debe acabar

US: Proposed Debt Collection Rule Fails Consumers

Expand © 2016 Brian Stauffer for Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) – The Trump administration’s proposed rule on debt collection companies in the United States would severely undermine protect...

Israel intensifica las agresiones contra la sociedad civil con intimidante asalto a la ONG palestina Addameer

UN Shares Details of Burundian Activist’s Murder

New information received by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi supports what many have long suspected: Marie-Claudette Kwizera, the treasurer of the Burundian group Ligue Iteka, was t...

Lebanon: Judiciary Ignoring 2017 Anti-Torture Law

Expand Hassan al-Dika  © Private (Beirut) – Lebanese judicial authorities failed to investigate serious torture allegations made by Hassan al-Dika prior to his death in custody, Human Rights Watch...

Qatar: A pesar de las promesas de reforma, trabajadores y trabajadoras migrantes siguen regresando a casa sin salarios ni justicia

200 líderes y lideresas ambientales y de derechos humanos se comprometen a abordar juntos la emergencia climática

El secretario general de la ONU debe denunciar las violaciones de derechos humanos cometidas en la Región Uigur

Israel y Territorios Palestinos Ocupados: El homicidio de una mujer palestina por fuerzas israelíes en un puesto de control subraya la necesidad de justicia internacional

UNHCR names Nansen Refugee Award regional winners

The everyday heroes from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are being honoured for their outstanding humanitarian work.

Cientos de miles de personas piden al Consejo de Derechos Humanos justicia para Venezuela

Rusia: Un clima de creciente represión convierte el trabajo de derechos humanos en un campo de minas

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Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 September 2019 The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Eras...

Laos: EU supports inclusive and sustainable development with two new programmes worth €55 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 September 2019 During his first official visit to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven...

EU supports recovery and resilience in Nigeria with additional €50 million

European Commission - Press release Tokyo, 29 August 2019 In the margins of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) today, Commissioner for International Cooperation and...

EU announces record €550 million contribution to save 16 million lives from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 August 2019 Today, the EU announced a €550 million pledge to The Global Fund during the G7 summit in Biarritz. The Fund is an international partnersh...

The EU and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

European Commission - Questions and answers Brussels, 24 August 2019 Despite the significant medical progress achieved, nearly 1,000 adolescent girls and young women are still affected with HIV every ...

Hellish journey over for young woman rescued from the Mediterranean

An asylum-seeker allowed to disembark from the Open Arms rescue vessel on the Italian island of Lampedusa recalls the horror of her journey.

UNHCR chief pays tribute to 'frontline' aid workers

Marking World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi honours staff carrying out "crucial work" to aid those in greatest need in "some in the world's most dangerous places."

Emergency monsoon training saves Rohingya refugee lives

After receiving lifeguard instruction, Rohingya volunteers in Bangladesh rescue drowning teenager from reservoir.

African Peace Facility: African Union Peace & Security Operations boosted by an additional €800 million from the European Union

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 July 2019            The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the EU Commissioner for International Cooperati...

European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 18 July 2019 Today, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to d...

Saving lives at the world's largest refugee camp

UNHCR and its partners provide round-the-clock emergency health care for Rohingya refugees in south-eastern Bangladesh.

Member States' compliance with EU law in 2018: efforts are paying off, but improvements still needed

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 July 2019 Today's Annual report on Monitoring the Application of EU law sets out how the Commission monitored and enforced EU law in 2018. The online Si...

Cate Blanchett reflects on her work with refugees in latest podcast episode

As the final guest of this season's Awake at Night podcast, the actor and Goodwill Ambassador describes the moments that have most affected her in her work with UNHCR.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2019: winners of EU's development journalism award unveiled

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2019 In recognition of the critical importance of independent, well-informed and reliable journalism on development around the world, the European...

EU Trust Fund Bêkou for the Central African Republic extended until 2020

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2019 A few months after the signature of the Peace Agreement between the Government and armed groups signed in Bangui in February 2019, the Europe...

Students can play a vital role in advocating for refugees – UNHCR chief

Speaking in Berlin, a city that has flourished while tearing down walls, Filippo Grandi puts the power of students and education centre stage ahead of World Refugee Day.

Support for Venezuelans 'needed more than ever,' says Deputy High Commissioner

Kelly Clements visits Ecuador and Colombia to assess urgent needs amid a deeply underfunded regional response.

Angelina Jolie calls for leadership and humanity as millions flee Venezuela

On a two-day visit to Colombia, the UNHCR Special Envoy met with refugees, returnees and government officials to assess the human impact of a mounting exodus.

Hurting in Yemen, Somali refugees head home in time for Eid

Ground down by conflict and worsening conditions, 125 Somali refugees opt for UNHCR-assisted return, bringing total departures via scheme to 4,298 since 2017.

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.

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...