Photo: The central square of the old town. Brasov. Transylvania. By Ann Stryzhekin/ Shutterstock When U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yokohama in 1854, it was a backwater village in Japan…

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Yuko Okazawa |

[[tweetable]]How fast is your city growing? The answer may depend on where you live.[[/tweetable]] There are the booming megacities such as Tokyo, Mumbai, and Nairobi. Then there are cities that…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Paula Restrepo Cadavid |

También disponible en: English | العربية Los romaníes son la minoría étnica más numerosa de Europa, y probablemente la más discriminada. A pesar de los esfuerzos realizados en las últimas décadas…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

The Roma are Europe’s largest ethnic minority group, and arguably the most discriminated-against one. Despite efforts to promote Roma inclusion over the last decades—including from the European…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Civil Rights Defenders/Photo: Vesna Lalic Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is an all too familiar story. Members of this community are…

Georgia Harley, Dominik Koehler, Marko Karadzic |

Eight years on from the start of the global economic crisis, close to one quarter of the European Union’s population remains at risk of poverty or social exclusion. But one group in particular…

Mariam Sherman |

Сегодня, через восемь лет после начала глобального экономического кризиса,  почти четверть населения Европейского союза по-прежнему находится под угрозой бедности и социальной изоляции. Но одна…

Mariam Sherman |

La opt ani de la debutul crizei economice globale, aproape un sfert din populația Uniunii Europene este în continuare expusă la riscul de sărăcie sau excluziune socială. Însă un anumit grup iese…

Mariam Sherman |

După un an lung de muncă și trudă, decembrie este luna în care ne întoarcem către familiile și prietenii noștri cu bucurie și recunoştinţă.  Decembrie este o lună a generozității semnificative.…

Elisabetta Capannelli |

World Bank Country Manager for Romania Elisabetta Capannelli and her daughter,  who was an orphan in Manilla before joining Capannelli's family. Reeling from a long year of work and toil,…

Elisabetta Capannelli |