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December 21, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
A Reform Agenda for Arab Economies

Arab states in the throes of political change must embrace economic policies that combat cronyism, spur private sector growth, and ensure safeguards for the poor, says the World Bank’s Manuela Ferro.

May 27, 2020

Women and Women's Rights
Virtual Roundtable: Unsafe at Work: Violence and Harassment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted the first-ever global convention on workplace violence and harassment. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the nature of wo…

Podcast Jaqueline Falk, chief assistant medical technician at the Landeslabor Berlin-Brandenburg, shows swabs in a test tube in Berlin.

October 7, 2016

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from October 2 to October 8, was compiled…

Former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres speaks during a debate in the United Nations General Assembly between candidates vying to be the next U.N. Secretary General at U.N. headquarters in New York