The water in your clothes

Of: Karin Klerby

Three years ago, it was decided that the whole world would work together towards Agenda 2030. A global agenda that includes 17 sustainability goals, the sixth of which is to ensure sustainable water use and sanitation for all. During Almedalen Week, many actors gather to discuss water. Water is a local asset, but you look up a […]

July 30, 2018, Almedalen - article

How does Sweden's role as a humanitarian superpower go together with our arms exports?

Of: Louise Ricknert

Also during this Almedalen week, Swedish arms exports have been raised during talks concerning Swedish foreign policy. During the week, I had the opportunity to interview several important representatives of the Swedish peace and disarmament movement about their views on Sweden's foreign policy and the new regulations for Swedish arms exports, as well as their criticisms and expectations with it. At the same time as Sweden […]

July 30, 2018, Almedalen - article

Behavioral design - a push in the right direction towards agenda 2030

Of: Fahmi Yusuf

In the struggle to achieve the 17 goals within the framework of Agenda 2030, lessons from behavioral economics are applied, where the basis lies in shaping plans according to how we humans make decisions. FUF reports from a seminar where this issue took place with Ida Lemoine from the Behavior Lab. Behavioral economics is about how psychology affects different individuals and […]

July 20, 2018, Almedalen - article

What does good global health mean?

Of: Karl Follin

The world's health is improving. In two decades, the proportion of HIV-infected people has decreased, the proportion of measles-vaccinated children has increased and the mortality rate of malaria-infected people has decreased. This emerged during a panel discussion with representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Médecins Sans Frontières, Global Financing Facility, Gavi and the Global Fund. The road to better global health is thus moving forward, but is at the same time lined with parallel […]

July 5, 2018, Almedalen - article, Chronicle

Nuclear power - a political game piece

Of: Sadredin Mahmoudi

You can read daily about the great climate changes and global warming that are affecting our world today. Researchers around the world agree that it is humans and our extensive overconsumption and emissions from the burning of fossil fuels that are the cause of climate change. This has led to states, companies and organizations around the world actively seeking […]

July 4, 2018, Almedalen - article

Lack of solutions in the parties' views on the future of the UN

Of: Amanda Herrström

Representatives of S, Mp, C and M on Monday discussed the UN's continued function as a platform for international issues, the ongoing reform work and Sweden's role in the organization. It is a challenge to discuss the reform work of such a large and narrow organization as the UN in 45 minutes and therefore the seminar left much to be desired. The parties agree […]

July 3, 2018, Almedalen - article

No solution regarding migration at the EU summit

Of: Kristina Fedai

It's Monday during Almedalen Week 2018 and I end up under rain and gray clouds when I visit the Swedish Migration Agency's stand to listen to a seminar on last week's EU summit for the Council of Ministers. The Swedish Migration Agency has presented orange blankets for us in the audience to warm us up with, but unfortunately the seminar itself was a cold shower for me […]

July 3, 2018, Almedalen - article