Terrorism http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/taxonomy/term/5386/all en Weekly wire: The global forum http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/weekly-wire-global-forum-319 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/files/publicsphere/weekly_wire_8.jpg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img alt="" height="178" src="http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/files/publicsphere/weekly_wire_8.jpg" style="padding:2px; border:1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align:bottom; max-width:none; float:right" title="" width="180" /></a><strong>These are some of the views and reports relevant to our readers that caught our attention this week.</strong><br /><br /><strong><a href="https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/28482" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018: Bankers without Borders</a><br /> World Bank</strong><br /> Successful international integration has underpinned most experiences of rapid growth, shared prosperity, and reduced poverty. Perhaps no sector of the economy better illustrates the potential benefits--but also the perils--of deeper integration than banking. International banking may contribute to faster growth in two important ways: first, by making available much needed capital, expertise, and new technologies; and second, by enabling risk-sharing and diversification.  But international banking is not without risks. The global financial crisis vividly demonstrated how international banks can transmit shocks across the globe. The Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018 brings to bear new evidence on the debate on the benefits and costs of international banks, particularly for developing countries. It provides evidence-based policy guidance on a range of issues that developing countries face. Countries that are open to international banking can benefit from global flows of funds, knowledge, and opportunity, but the regulatory challenges are complex and, at times, daunting.<br />  <br /><strong><a href="https://www.unicef.org/publications/index_101397.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents</a><br /> UNICEF</strong><br /> This report presents the most current data on four specific forms of violence – violent discipline and exposure to domestic abuse during early childhood; violence at school; violent deaths among adolescents; and sexual violence in childhood and adolescence. The statistics reveal that children experience violence across all stages of childhood, in diverse settings, and often at the hands of the trusted individuals with whom they interact daily. The report concludes with specific national actions and strategies that UNICEF has embraced to prevent and respond to violence against children.<br />  </p> </div></div></div> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:11:50 +0000 Roxanne Bauer 7762 at http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere Weekly wire: The global forum http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/weekly-wire-global-forum-256 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img alt="World of News" height="179" src="http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/files/publicsphere/Weekly%20Wire%20Photo_1.jpeg" style="padding:2px; border:1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align:bottom; max-width:none; float:right" title="" width="180" /><span>These are some of the views and reports relevant to our readers that caught our attention this week.</span><br />   <p> <strong><a href="http://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/publication/public-service-news-and-digital-media" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Public Service News and Digital Media</a></strong><br /> Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism<br /> How are public service media services delivering news in an increasingly digital environment? And what action do they need to take to remain competitive in a fast-evolving global digital landscape? A new Reuters Institute report looks at how public service news organisations in six European countries (Italy, Poland, the UK, France, Germany and Finland) are navigating an increasingly digital landscape. What are the idea conditions that allow a public service news organisation to flourish? And who is remaining competitive in a shifting media environment? The report explores differing approaches, and warns that without strategic action that prioritises digital media, mobile platforms, and social distribution, some public service news organisations risk losing touch with their audience – the public they exist to serve and which funds them.</p> </div></div></div> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:13:00 +0000 Roxanne Bauer 7363 at http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere Campaign Art: Prince William Calls for End to Corruption and Illegal Wildlife Trade http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/campaign-art-prince-william-calls-end-corruption-and-illegal-wildlife-trade <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> People, Spaces, Deliberation bloggers present exceptional campaign art from all over the world. These examples are meant to inspire.<br /><br /><a href="http://live.worldbank.org/take-on-corruption-ending-impunity-featuring-prince-william" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Prince William of the United Kingdom gave a speech</a> at the <a href="http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTABOUTUS/ORGANIZATION/ORGUNITS/EXTDOII/0,,contentMDK:23195265~pagePK:64168427~piPK:64168435~theSitePK:588921,00.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">World Bank's International Corruption Hunters Alliance</a> Conference on Monday in which he announced the establishment of a royal task force to work with the transportation industry to examine its part in illegal wildlife trade. <br /><br /> The task force is a part of the royal conservation organization, <a href="http://www.unitedforwildlife.org/#!/home" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">United for Wildlife</a>, and "will call on companies to implement a 'zero tolerance' policy towards the trade," the Prince said. He went on to say, "Criminals are able to exploit weak and corrupt standards, so we must raise those standards, collectively."<br /><br /> The prince also linked wildlife poaching to terrorism and organized crime: “Criminal gangs turn vast profits from the illegal killing or capture of wildlife; armed groups and terrorists swap poached ivory for guns; and middle-men oil the wheels of the trade in return for reward.”<br /><br /> The speech was delivered one day before <a href="http://www.anticorruptionday.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">International Anti-Corruption Day</a>, which is observed annually on December 9.  This year’s theme, “Break the Corruption Chain”, urges people to avoid taking part in everyday acts of corruption that undermine education, health, justice, democracy and sustainable development in communities around the world. <br /><br /> In accordance with the Prince’s speech, the <a href="http://www.unodc.org/unodc/index.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime</a> previously published a video calling for an end to illegal trade in wildlife products.<br />  </p> <div class="asset-wrapper asset aid-132 asset-video"> <strong > Wildlife Crime: Don&#039;t be part of it! </strong> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-asset-video-file field-type-emvideo field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><iframe width="854" height="510" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/I3jlt16LhPs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-asset-video-desc field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div></div> </div> <p> </div></div></div> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:26:00 +0000 Roxanne Bauer 6899 at http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere