The Armenian Cathedral Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in the city of Shushi. The city has great cultural and historical value for both Armenians and Azerbaijanis, and it was taken back by Azerbaijan during the war of 2020. The cathedral was subjected to shelling during the fighting. Photo: Robert Levonyan Source: Unsplash.
Of: Sara Lannebo
One year after the end of the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh breakaway region remains unstable. With historical trauma, harsh tone and disputed boundaries, a solution seems far out of sight. - This is not only a conflict between regimes, but also between societies, says Thomas de Waal, author and analyst at Carnegie Europe.
November 10, 2021, Interview
The conversation about how NATO bombings violated international law is still shrouded in obscurity. Pictured: Norwegian F-16 fighter jet at Souda air base after bombing mission in Libya in 2011. Photo: Metziker / Flickr.
Of: Andreas Klawitter
A little more than ten years have passed since the UN-sanctioned NATO intervention in Libya militarily forced a regime change and overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Utvecklingsmagasinet has interviewed the publisher of alliansfriheten.se, Lars-Gunnar Liljestrand, to shed light on how the military operation, of which Sweden was a part, violated international law on several different levels.
October 28, 2021, Interview
The Soy Música project in the city of Suchitoto, El Salvador, May 2018. Photo: Musicians Without Borders
Of: Julia Carlzon
El Salvador is a country that, after a long history of injustice, is characterized by violence, crime and corruption. Not least the colonial era, the civil war and the influence of the United States have left their mark, and today both the police and gangs are spreading fear among the civilian population. Since 2017, the organization Musicians Without Borders with music as a tool has tried to create respite for the country's children, and spread values about non-violence, belonging, and conflict resolution.
June 24, 2021, Interview
Of: Frida Hjärtman
Utvecklingsmagasinet talks with Marianne Bogle from CSR Sweden about how Swedish companies work with responsibility and sustainability issues, so-called CSR issues. As operations manager for an actor who works for goal 17 on partnership, she describes how Swedish companies are good at, among other things, environmental and climate issues. But there are still obstacles for companies to fully promote the work towards sustainability goals and too strong a focus on efficiency and growth in Swedish companies hinders the prioritization of CSR.
June 24, 2021, Interview
Of: Hanna Kristiansen
The pandemic has been devastating for many children on the African continent. Children have lost valuable education and domestic violence has increased as a result of closed schools. Utvecklingsmagasinet has interviewed Elin Axelgren, international program manager at SOS Children's Villages, to hear how the work goes into the pandemic one year.
June 23, 2021, Interview
Of: Melanie Alphonse
The Arab Spring started ten years ago with the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, where a street vendor set himself on fire in protest against corruption and social injustice. Utvecklingsmagasinet has interviewed Gabriel Lindén, Deputy Head of Authority at the Swedish Embassy in Tunisia, to find out how Tunisia's democracy has changed since then.
June 11, 2021, Interview
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute promotes research and education in human rights and international humanitarian law.
Of: Linnea Boström
Zimbabwe is a country with great challenges when it comes to human rights. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute, which has just opened an office in the capital Harare, is accepting the challenges. Mikael Johansson, head of the Zimbabwe office, talks about the institute's work in the country:
- It is about building for the future, he says.
April 13, 2021, Interview
Khun Anchana Heemmina heads the civil society organization Duay Jai Group in Thailand. Covid-19 has had major consequences for vulnerable groups in Asia and the Pacific. Photo: Anchana Heemmina
Of: Sofia Karlsson
More than a year has now passed since the covid-19 pandemic broke out. Utvecklingsmagasinet has met Åsa Hedén, head of the development section at the Swedish embassy in Bangkok, to hear how their work in the region has been affected by the pandemic and what they have learned a year later.
April 7, 2021, Interview
Lack of IT skills is one reason why young people are prevented from entering the labor market. Photo: Musa Musa
Of: Jasmine Ashne
The number of university students is breaking records in Tanzania, but the educations do not live up to the demands of the labor market. Young women in particular are affected when employers demand practical knowledge that is not part of their education. The development magazine has talked to Andrew Mwakalebela who works to try to bridge the distance between students and the labor market.
March 25, 2021, Interview
Joachim Beijmo, Head of Development Aid at the Swedish Embassy in Kinshasa.
Of: Anna Mattsson
Sweden is one of the world's largest donors to the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, the high level of corruption in the country affects development cooperation. Utvecklingsmagasinet has interviewed Joachim Beijmo, head of development assistance at the Swedish embassy in Kinshasa.
February 11, 2021, Interview