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Mar 22, 2013 04:45 EDT
The United Nations launched a campaign Friday to lift a deadly taboo on talking about toilets and to turn the world into an "open defecation-free zone."
Mar 21, 2013 01:01 EDT
The meeting of BRICS leaders in Durban next week could uncharitably be described as a summit of the world's emerging economic powers, plus South Africa.
Mar 16, 2013 00:01 EDT
Muslim and western nations overcame deep divisions to agree a historic United Nations declaration setting out a code of conduct for combatting violence against women.
Mar 15, 2013 01:11 EDT
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) called for "urgent action" to help revive the Palestinian economy, saying it had been choked by Israeli restrictions and political uncertainty.
Mar 13, 2013 13:47 EDT
Lebanese President Michel Sleiman said Wednesday he wanted to "expand and enhance" economic partnership with Senegal on the second day of a visit to the west African nation.
Mar 13, 2013 13:11 EDT
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Wednesday that the institution will provide more support to develop India's poorest states as part of its drive to end global poverty within a generation.
Mar 12, 2013 03:31 EDT
Israeli restrictions and closures coupled with the worsening fiscal situation of the Palestinian Authority is causing "lasting damage" to the competitiveness of the Palestinian economy, the World Bank warned on Tuesday.
Mar 11, 2013 02:24 EDT
Shares in Indian engineering firm Larsen & Toubro, one of the country's biggest companies, were down in early trade on Monday after it was banned from World Bank-funded projects for six months.
Mar 09, 2013 00:07 EST
A decade ago, a highly contagious and deadly new illness sent people worldwide scrambling to cancel flights and holidays as schools closed and sales of surgical masks spiked.
Mar 07, 2013 01:20 EST
Japan nominated a senior finance ministry official Thursday for the top job at the Asian Development Bank, as Tokyo looks to keep hold of a role it has held for almost 50 years.
Mar 06, 2013 13:42 EST
The World Bank launched a fund in Reykjavik on Wednesday to come up with $500 million for developing geothermal energy in developing countries.
Mar 06, 2013 05:31 EST
Short, pot-bellied policemen will be banned from traffic duty in Vietnam's capital Hanoi and given office jobs in a bid to improve the force's public image, police said Wednesday.
Mar 05, 2013 18:22 EST
Nineteen US leaders, including former Treasury secretaries, urged Congress Tuesday to ratify International Monetary Fund (IMF) reforms and remove the key obstacle to its implementation.
Mar 05, 2013 08:06 EST
Heavy snow has killed nearly 25,000 pashmina goats that graze high in the Indian Himalayas, threatening supplies of top-end cashmere wool used to make luxury scarves, an official said on Tuesday.
Mar 04, 2013 18:43 EST
The Vatican, Iran and other religious states are resisting efforts by a UN conference, which started Monday, to demand tougher global standards to prevent violence against women and children.
Mar 04, 2013 16:17 EST
Myanmar President Thein Sein appealed Monday for the lifting of European Union sanctions against his country, currently suspended.
Mar 03, 2013 16:28 EST
Optimism is soaring that the Philippines is finally becoming an Asian tiger economy, but critics caution a tiny elite that has long dominated is amassing most of the new wealth while the poor miss out.
Feb 28, 2013 03:12 EST
Indonesia's anti-graft agency said Thursday it would question as a witness a World Bank managing director as part of an investigation into a bank bailout that forced her to quit as finance minister.
Feb 25, 2013 08:54 EST
Cyprus president-elect Nicos Anastasiades on Monday began forming a government to secure an international bailout for the financially crippled EU state after romping to victory in a run-off vote.
Feb 20, 2013 16:14 EST
Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma officially launched the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) fiber optic project Wednesday saying his administration "is committed to the rapid development of information, communication and technology."
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World Bank logo
|Formation||27 December 1945|
|Purpose/focus||Economic development, poverty elimination|
|President||Robert B. Zoellick|
|Main organ||Board of Directors|