No peace without women and young people - this is how inclusive peace processes are created

Date and time: 2 Dec, 18:00 - 19:30

Today, more than 600 million young people live in conflict-affected or failing states. The group of young people, 18-29 years old, often makes up the majority of the population in these countries - an indication of the importance of taking advantage of the young perspective in conflict resolution. At the same time, the UN Security Council states that women's increased participation in conflict prevention, management and resolution is a […]

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November 22, 2019, Events, Calendar, Webcast

Democratization in Ethiopia - will they make it?

Date and time: 29 Nov, 09:00 - 11:00

After years of authoritarian rule and oppression, Ethiopia has reached a turning point after the appointment of its new Prime Minister Abye Ahmed. Political prisoners have been released, a new rhetoric introduced, and a number of reforms put forward - including the preparation for new elections in 2020. Many new challenges have occurred, however, and the process is […]

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November 18, 2019, English, Events, Calendar, Webcast

Global sustainable peace and security - a boundless discussion

Date and time: 27 Nov, 14:00 - 15:30

Watch the seminar on YouTube Democracy and institutions are increasingly being questioned, and in many parts of the world, nationalism, fundamentalism and terrorism are on the rise. We see how wars, conflicts and climate change are creating humanitarian disasters in the world. And how borders on the one hand are blurred in step with globalization and on the other hand cemented in step with the crises that […]

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November 11, 2019, Events, Calendar, Webcast

Social protection: Targeting the poorest - missing the mark

Date and time: 20 Nov, 18:00 - 19:30

Social protection, including child benefits, social pensions and other forms of cash transfers, is recognized as a key strategy to reduce poverty and reach many other of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As for which types of interventions are most effective, however, views differ. Many people believe that 'targeting the poor' is the best means […]

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November 8, 2019, English, Events, Calendar, Webcast

To overthrow a dictatorship - women's crucial role in Sudan

Photo: UNAMID / Olivier Chassot

Photo: UNAMID / Olivier Chassot

Date and time: 14 Nov, 18:00 - 19:30

After decades of oppressive laws preventing women in Sudan from acting and dressing freely, it was women who were at the forefront of the Sudanese revolution that eventually led to the removal of President Omar al-Bashir after 30 years in power. Since then, however, the women have once again been pushed aside. Although they played […]

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November 6, 2019, English, Events, Calendar, Webcast

Trafficking, prostitution and porn - how are they related?

Photo: Flickr

Date and time: 29 Oct, 18:00 - 19:30

Trafficking occurs in all countries, both within and across national borders. What is usually called the slavery of our time, usually means that vulnerable people are taken to rich countries and exploited in various ways. Trafficking in human beings is today one of the world's largest criminal activities. It has an annual turnover of several hundred billion kronor, of which a large proportion is directly linked to […]

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October 21, 2019, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Seminar on the development assistance budget for 2020 and the new asylum settlement model

Peter Eriksson and Per Olsson Fridh, Minister and State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, respectively. Portrait photos: Kristian Pohl / Government Offices

Date and time: 22 Oct, 15:00 - 16:00

To register »Welcome to a seminar with the Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson, and the State Secretary for International Development Cooperation Per Olsson Fridh. The purpose of the seminar is to present and discuss development issues in the Government's budget bill for 2020 and the new asylum settlement model. Josefin Pasanen, Chief of Staff at FUF, will moderate the discussion where the participants are invited to […]

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October 15, 2019, Events, Calendar, Webcast

Must the Amazon burn?

Date and time: 16 Oct, 18:00 - 19:00

(På svenska below) Conversation and mingling - food sovereignty and sustainable food production. During an hour-long seminar, we will talk about why the Amazon is on fire and how it is connected with the expansion of the industrial agricultural model. Our guests have an alternative model that puts ecological and social sustainability in focus. In connection with international […]

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October 10, 2019, English, Events, Calendar, Webcast

More elderly people in the world and Sweden - what does politics look like?

Date and time: 1 Oct, 14:00 - 16:00

October 1 is International Day of the Elderly, a day when the conditions of the elderly around the world receive special attention. This year, we highlight the latest UN forecasts for the world's population and the challenges posed by the growing number and proportion of seniors across (almost) the whole world, specifically for Sweden's and other states' commitments in Agenda 2030 and in particular […]

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September 3, 2019, Events, Calendar, Webcast