The combined effects of climate change, the corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine are putting pressure on the standard of living in the world. The UNDP's annual report warns that human development has deteriorated in nine out of ten countries in the world. South Sudan is one of them.
Of: Sandra Duru, December 6, 2022
Access to safe water and sanitation has been recognized as both a basic human right under international law and an important objective for the international community through its inclusion in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equitable access to water contributes to the achievement of key objectives, including gender equality, climate resilience, and peace and security.
Of: Florien van Weerelt and Isabella Olsson, December 1, 2022
The dropping of Sweden's one percent target for aid has been debated in several Swedish media over the past week. The protests in Iran have continued to be the subject of debate, for example when Ardalan Shekarabi (S) said that Sweden's government should tighten the sanctions against the country.
Of: Fredrik Govenius, November 29, 2022
In recent months, tensions between Congo-Kinshasa and Rwanda have increased. The rebel group M23 has forced hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee in the eastern part of Congo-Kinshasa. Rwanda is accused of its denial of sponsoring the rebels, but the conflict between the countries has roots far back in time.
Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt, November 28, 2022
After the genocide in 1994, Rwanda has been praised by the outside world for its, above all economic, recovery. But new research reveals several troubling aspects of the country's annual commemoration period. Rwandans are forced to remember the genocide in exactly the ways of thinking that caused the genocide - that one ethnic group is superior to another, according to researcher Gretchen Baldwin. And she believes that it is a way for the government to maintain power.
Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt, November 25, 2022
Millions of people have been forced to leave both Venezuela and Ukraine. Even so, only 16 percent of the aid response to Venezuelan refugees and migrants has been funded this year, compared to 71 percent of the response to Ukraine.
- I don't think people understand how bad the crisis in Venezuela is, says León Poblete, researcher in economics at Uppsala University.
Of: Vilma Ellemark, November 23, 2022
The UN climate summit in Egypt has raised questions about Sweden's climate policy and responsibility internationally. Several debaters also criticize the Swedish constitutional amendment on foreign espionage, which they believe makes it more difficult to review international collaborations.
Of: Sandra Duru and Vilma Ellemark, November 23, 2022
The meeting between Turkish President Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (M) in Ankara regarding Sweden's NATO application has been hotly debated over the past week. The UN climate conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh has drawn sharp criticism against the Egyptian government.
Of: Lilljan Daoud and Matida Jaiteh, November 15, 2022
Before the election, I felt that global issues have been absent from the political debate in Sweden. The climate debate was more about nuclear power plants than about the consequences of climate change, and now Sweden's one percent target has been scrapped.
Of: Karin Sjöstrand, November 14, 2022
November is the time of year when many farmers plant wheat. Dilawar Chandio is one of many farmers in Pakistan's Sindh province who don't know if the water from the summer's devastating floods will have receded by then.
Of: Sidra Amir, November 11, 2022