Fast fashion: "Manufacturers should raise the price of clothes"

Fast fashion is often associated with large amounts of waste and negative impact on the environment. But there are several ideas for how the textile industry could become more sustainable. Photo: Bicanski. Source: Pixnio.

Of: Cecilia Bergh and Felizia Livskog

Fast fashion contributes to climate change, pollution and unfair working conditions for those who produce the clothes. Despite that, many people collect new clothes at a furious pace, while the old ones are not too rarely dumped in landfills in Africa or Asia. But with the EU's recently voted textile strategy, this is to change - and fashion companies take more responsibility for clothing production.

July 12, 2023, Report

Girls and women are hit hardest by humanitarian crises

The violence in the Central African Republic has caused large flows of refugees to Cameroon, among others. UN Women has worked to support the women affected by the crisis with financial and social assistance. Pictured: UN Women and their partner organizations' staff during a meeting for women in a refugee camp in Cameroon. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown. Source: Flickr.  

Of: Axel Selin

This year, more people than ever are affected by humanitarian crises. Women and girls are the ones most affected. With it, there are ways to support women and girls affected by crisis - for example through education and protection at the beginning of a crisis. 

July 12, 2023, Report

Split opinions on conditional aid

According to the Tidö Agreement, which was concluded between the government and the Sweden Democrats in October 2022, Swedish aid must be a tool to counter irregular migration. Pictured: Tidö Castle and Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie Åkesson. Photo: Aplstedt/News Øresund. Source: Wikimedia municipality.

Of: Karin Myrdal

Dropped one percent target, withdrawn research funds for development studies and synergies between trade and aid. That's how it has sounded so far this year when the Tidö parties' reform agenda for Swedish aid policy has started to take shape. Critical voices have been raised both from civil society and from the political oppthe osition – not least that reaction to the proposal to use aid as a means of pressure to increase return migration from Sweden. 

July 12, 2023, Report

Trade and aid: "Returns don't always come in the form of money"

"Trade and aid are two sides of the same coin," says Aid and Foreign Trade Minister Johan Forssell (M) (right in picture). However, the Africa groups' secretary general Louise Lindfors (on the left in the picture) is worried that aid will become a subgroup of trade issues. Photo: FUF.

Of: Julia Lundén Azzeddine

Earlier this year, the government presented the changes to be made in aid policy - and a central part is to work more closely with trade and aid. This focus has väckt strong reactions, not least within civil societyället. - Man cannot believe that there will be a market economy model that seamlessly går to apply to development cooperation, sägst Louise Lindfors, general secretary at Athe free food groups.

July 12, 2023, Report

The EU agrees on a migration pact - under the Swedish presidency

Around 180 people sought to cross the sea to Europe in 000, according to the EU. The EU countries have now agreed on a common migration and asylum pact. Photo: islamicreliefusa. Source: Flickr.

Of: Nora Nattorp

In mid-June, one of the worst migration-related accidents ever occurred in Europe when a boat carrying hundreds of refugees sank in the Mediterranean Sea. About two weeks before the incident, negotiations on a new migration and asylum pact within the EU were completed. This pact has been one of the focus areas during Sweden's presidency of the EU Council of Ministers in 2023.

July 12, 2023, Report

Tightened climate policy in the EU puts pressure on Sweden's climate work

The EU is tightening its climate policy and reducing the scope for member states' emissions. At the same time, there are divided opinions about the effects of the Swedish government's climate work. Photo (left): Sara Kurfeß. Source: Unsplash. Photo (right): Maxim Tolchinskiy. Source: Unsplash.

Of: Charlee Salmelin

The EU's tightening climate policy demands that Sweden's climate policy direction be designed so that we reduce our emissions. The government has prioritized climate compensation to achieve the climate goals. But there are divided opinions on whether both the EU's and the government's policies actually lead to better climate effects.

July 12, 2023, Report

The most important things about global issues from Almedal Week 2023

Take part in all Uttvecklingsmagasinets articles about what was said about global development during the Almedal week. Photo: FUF.

Of: The Chancellery

Almedal Week 2023 is over, but hopefully the discussion about global development is not. For example, did you miss what the party leaders said about global issues in their speeches? Or what experts and experts said about Sweden's aid policy and climate justice in interviews? No danger - here you will find all the articles with the most important things that were said about global issues during Almedal Week.

July 5, 2023, Almedalen - current

Saturday at Almedal Week: Security issues and regional work with Agenda 2030

Both Johan Pehrson (L) and Linda Lindberg (SD) focused on domestic politics in their speeches in Almedalen. Photo: FUF.

Of: The Chancellery

During Almedalen's last day, Johan Pehrson (L) and Linda Lindberg (SD) held their party leadership speeches. Johan Pehrson spoke mainly about domestic issues but also mentioned the climate issue and security, while Linda Lindberg only spoke about domestic politics. FUF also interviewed Victoria Öjefors Quinn, political secretary for the Left Party Gotland, about the regional work with Agenda 2030.

July 2, 2023, Almedalen - current

Domestic politics in focus in Linda Lindberg's (SD) Almedalstal

It was Sweden Democrats group leader Linda Lindberg who took the stage in Almedalen on Saturday evening. Lindberg's speech basically only touched on domestic issues. Photo: Nora Nattorp.

Of: Axel Selin and Nora Nattorp

On Saturday evening, SD's group leader Linda Lindberg gave the annual speech in Almedalen instead of party leader Jimmie Åkesson. In e.gHowever, she focused on domestic politics, and only mentioned aid once in reference to tax money.

July 2, 2023, Almedalen - current

Johan Persson (L) touched on the climate issue and security in his party leadership speech

During his Almedal speech, Johan Pehrson (L) focused primarily on domestic political issues, but Ukraine and the climate issue also took up part of the speech.

Of: Shayan Shahmohammadi and Felizia Livskog

Under Saturdayon the morning of Almedalen's last day, the Liberals' Johan Pehrson held his position party leaderspeech. Pehrson spoke a little about global issues, among which he mentioned the climate issue and security in Europe. Otherwise touched he almost exclusively domestic policetical issues such as school, integration, welfare and crime. 

July 1, 2023, Almedalen - current