They manifest for all environmental fighters who are murdered

light manifestation

Today's manifestation of light is a way to honor the people who lost their lives in the fight for the environment.

Of: Vsevolod Lukashenok

Today, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation organizes a light manifestation for murdered environmental activists around the world. In a new report, the organization states that threats to environmental defenders have increased in recent years.

December 10, 2019, News

Protesters in Iraq demand peace

In recent weeks, thousands of people have demonstrated in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo: Ali Hilal

Of: Miriam Karim

In recent weeks, thousands of people have taken to the streets and demonstrated in Iraq. The people are protesting against corruption and for peace. Iraqi security forces have met with protesters with gunfire and tear gas.

November 27, 2019, News

Large companies in conflict over Ethiopian land

Landscape in Ethiopia

The indigenous people of Gambela, Ethiopia are critical of the fact that the company Karuturi Global is about to get the right to use their land. Photo: WitR, Adobe Stock

Of: Mona Yassin

The Indian company Karuturi Global is about to enter into a new lease agreement to use land in the Gambela region of Ethiopia. The company has had a previous lease of land in the region, but it was terminated in 2017 due to problems with forced relocations and deforestation. The locals are critical of the agreement and fear that their land will once again be abused by foreign actors.

November 15, 2019, News

The "welfare disease" diabetes is increasing mainly in low-income countries

Blood sample

Diabetes is a disease that is caused by having too high levels of glucose, sugar, in the blood. Photo: Jessica A DuVernay

Of: Hanne Nordqvist

November 14 is World Diabetes Day. A new report shows that what was previously a so-called welfare disease is no longer a problem only in high-income countries. Now the number of diabetics is increasing instead, mainly in low-income countries.

November 14, 2019, News

Trade in plastic waste can be stopped by a new UN agreement

Goat among plastic waste

International trade in plastic waste has led developing countries to act as "the world's dump". Photo: Melanie Olsson

Of: Melanie Olsson

Countries such as Japan and the United States sell large quantities of plastic waste to low- and middle-income countries. In Kenya, this has led to livestock getting plastic, blocking sewers and ending up with plastic waste in rivers and seas. A new UN agreement - which classifies plastic as hazardous waste - can now put an end to the export of plastic waste.

November 6, 2019, News

FUF participates in the climate strike

Josefin Pasanen

Josefin Pasanen has been acting Chancellor at FUF since August.

Of: The Chancellery

This week, millions of people in over 150 countries are demonstrating for the climate. FUF stands behind the global climate strike and today participates in Stockholm.
- We must listen to science and protect the future of people all over our planet, says FUF's Chancellor Josefin Pasanen.

September 27, 2019, News

The government's investment in democracy creates discussion

Democratic space is shrinking at the global level. The government therefore wants to invest in democracy and increase democracy assistance. Photo: Pixabay

Of: Alice Agneus

Sweden's foreign policy must invest extra in safeguarding democracy. That was the message from the new government that came into place in January this year. But what does this mean for Sweden's aid actors? Sida's Birgitta Weibahr and Diakonia's Magnus Walan talk about their views on the matter.

July 12, 2019, News

Everything about global development in Almedalen

FUF's non-profit editorial office on site in Almedalen.

Of: The Chancellery

As usual, FUF was on site with an entire editorial staff in Almedalen. We watched seminars, did video interviews, wrote reports and analyzed party leader numbers. Here you will find everything related to global development in Almedalen.

July 9, 2019, News