Hunger is increasing as a result of climate change

Agriculture is being hit hard by climate change. This can lead to many millions of people going hungry. Photo: Meriç Tuna / Unsplash

Of: Sana Pirot

Despite the fact that global poverty in the world has decreased, the UN warns of an increase in world hunger. The reason is that climate change is affecting agriculture, which can produce less food. And there are no ambitions to deal with it, according to several global reports.

July 6, 2019, News

EU fund accused of financing massacres in Sudan

Over the past year, there have been many demonstrations in Sudan. One of them was turned into a massacre when more than 100 protesters were killed. Photo: M Saleh (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Of: Deborah Solomon

The people's revolution in Sudan was taken over by the military this spring and led to a massacre. Activists in the region believe that the EU has provided support to the perpetrators through an aid fund set up to control migration in Europe.

July 4, 2019, News

Forward and backward for the right to abortion in the world

In many parts of the world, the right to abortion is increasing, but US aid policy is giving new impetus to abortion critics. Photo: Monica Melton / Unsplash

Of: Sarah Hyde

The right to abortion has become stronger in many low-income countries, according to Pia Engstrand at the development agency Sida. At the same time, abortion opponents have been given new impetus by the United States' anti-abortion aid policy.

July 2, 2019, News

China's ambitions for great power could change the view of human rights

China has gained increasing power in the world and has ambitions to become a superpower. This is where Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet in November 2017. Photo: Andrea Hanks (CC BY 3.0)

Of: Isabell Carlsson

China is gaining more and more influence around the world. In May, a conference on human rights was canceled in Stockholm - at the request of the Chinese Embassy. Human rights expert Man-Yan Ng and People and Defense Andrea Wahlberg explain that an influential China can even lead to new definitions of human rights.

July 1, 2019, News

New article series: Water and development

While soft-drink producers are making their sodas cheaper than ever, San Cristóbal in Mexico is running out of water. Photo: Pixabay.

Of: The Chancellery

Around 12 percent of the world's population uses 85 percent of the planet's water and around 1.1 billion people today live without access to clean water. FUF-Lund's new issue "Water and Development" highlights this important topic, with texts from China, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Jordan, the USA and Iran.

June 17, 2019, News

Greenpeace demands an emergency for the climate

In connection with a climate policy debate in the Riksdag, Greenpeace carried out an action at the Riksdag. Photo: Jana Eriksson / Greenpeace

Of: Sarah Hyde

Contrary to all targets, Sweden's greenhouse gas emissions increased last year. Greenpeace now demands a national emergency for the climate. The Climate Policy Council and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation want sales of fossil fuels to be stopped.

May 28, 2019, News

New magazine about innovation and development

Adjusting technology to benefit development is tricky - but India might be heading straight into the future. Photo: Pexels.

Of: The Chancellery

There are currently more mobile devices than humans on earth. How is the rapid technological development affecting the development of the world? Join us in India, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Congo, Rwanda and many other places to read how technology can change the way we look at global development. FUF Lund has made an entire magazine about innovation and development.

March 6, 2019, News