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

EU agricultural policy hampers global development

EU agricultural policy contradicts its own poverty reduction assistance targets. Photo: Jed Owen / Unsplash

Of: Elin Haglund

The EU has strong support for its own agriculture and high demands on imported products. This makes it difficult for small-scale farmers around the world to enter the European market. Something that goes against the EU's own aid goals.

July 12, 2019, Report

Gender equality can make the business community contribute to sustainable development

The global goals and sustainable development were popular topics in Almedalen. Many companies had seminars and exhibitions on the theme. Photo: Lovisa Novak / FUF

Of: Lovisa Novak

Focusing on gender equality is an effective way to contribute to global development, but also to create sustainable and successful companies. During this year's Almedalen Week, many seminars were devoted to the role and responsibility of the private sector for sustainable development.

July 11, 2019, Report

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

Dark image of Sweden in crisis - nothing about Sweden in the world

Sweden must be given priority, the Sweden Democrats' party leader Jimmie Åkesson in his Almedal speech. The picture is from 2017. Photo: News Oresund (CC BY 2.0 License)

Of: Alice Agneus, Marika Ploman and Sofia Brännstrom

When Jimmie Åkesson talks about external issues, it is about migration. How Sweden should act in the world or in collaboration with other states is not mentioned in his Almedal speech. Sweden must be prioritized and "hold together" - among other things through a tough criminal policy.

July 8, 2019, Analysis

Swedish valuation policy on KD's agenda

It was Sweden and Swedish values ​​that were in focus in Ebba Busch Thor's Almedalstal. The picture is from her speech in 2018. Photo: Politikerveckan Almedalen (CC BY 2.0 License)

Of: Erica Fahlström, Isabell Carlsson and Sarah Hyde

Values, family policy and the January agreement were on the agenda during Ebba Busch Thor's Almedal speech. But global development issues shone with their absence.

July 7, 2019, Analysis

Climate change - change or paralysis?

Can the shame of air travel and meat-eating create positive change? The climate movement Fridays for Future is an example of action. Photo: Hans Christiansson

Of: Louise Christianson

Words like meat comb, fly comb, multi-child comb and SUV shame are becoming more common. Some change their lifestyles to make it easier to live with their climate shame, while others seem to become passive. Can shame create change - or is it rather paralyzing?

July 7, 2019, Report

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

"It's about justice across the planet"

Equality and climate were two main topics in Magdalena Andersson's Almedal speech. The picture is from her speech in 2017. Photo: News Oresund (CC BY 2.0 License)

Of: Josefine Lundh, Lovisa Novak and Sana Pirot

In a personal, Sweden-focused speech, the Social Democrats' Magdalena Andersson emphasized our common responsibility for the future. She specifically mentioned climate and gender equality as global distribution issues in need of social democratic solutions.

July 6, 2019, Analysis