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WORLD BANK / CLIMATE CHANGE

A new World Bank Group report says Climate Change is creating a 'new normal' of severe weather patterns that will affect crops, businesses and coastal cities; adding that the impact of Climate Change may now be unavoidable because the Earth's atmospheric system is locked into warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century. WORLD [...]

24 Nov 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / EBOLA BAN CHAN

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, but he emphasized that results to date are still uneven, and announced that the Organization's top health officials will head to Mali, where the situation [...]

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

HAITI / GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Adolescent women in Haiti are finding inspiration and jobs through a project that trains them in fields previously allotted only to men.  The women now have incomes, and the skills needed to help their tiny nation, still suffering the effects of the 2010 earthquake. WORLD BANK

5 Nov 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / DADAAB BAN

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim visited Dadaab in Kenya, a refugee camp hosting a large number of Somali refugees. UN officials are in the country to participate in a high level meeting that will focus its attention on peace and development in the horn of [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BAN

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu today to pledge support for Somalia's efforts to strengthen security and development across the country and the region. UNSOM

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / DOING BUSINESS 2015

Singapore tops the list of business-friendly economies globally for the ninth year in a row, while five of the top ten most improved countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new World Bank study. WORLD BANK

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HORN OF AFRICA FUNDING

Leaders of global and regional institutions are in the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totalling more than (USD) 8 billion over the coming years. WORLD BANK

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ JIM YONG KIM

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told the international community that there was no time to lose in dealing with the Ebola crisis and other pressing global issues. WORLD BANK

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HAITI INFRASTRUCTURE

The World Bank Group announced two major initiatives today – a pledge of millions to fight cholera in Haiti and an initiative potentially worth trillions to raise private money for global infrastructure. WORLD BANK / FILE

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / EBOLA

Leaders of the World Bank Group, United Nations and affected African countries agreed at a critical meeting in Washington to work on speeding up the global response to the Ebola crisis. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said they will reach out to countries around the world to send more health workers to Guinea, [...]

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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