Date and time: 17 May, 17:30 - 19:00
The waiting for you to get your passport renewed in Sweden has never been this long, now the restrictions are over, the Swedes want to go out and travel and start spending their money again. Covid-19 is already starting to feel like a thing from the past and the economy is recovering rapidly in high-income […]
May 3, 2022, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast
The number of vaccinated in Ukraine is low compared to other countries in Europe. Despite this, crowds gathered during the summer of 2021. Photo: The writer's.
Of: Nick Nguyen
Vaccination is crucial for a country to be able to put the pandemic behind it. But the slow pace of vaccination throughout Eastern Europe means that the pandemic may return in full force this autumn. In Ukraine, our correspondent is trying to find out why the willingness to vaccinate is low even among the young and well-educated.
September 14, 2021, FUF-correspondents, Report
Of: Hanna Kristiansen
The pandemic has been devastating for many children on the African continent. Children have lost valuable education and domestic violence has increased as a result of closed schools. Utvecklingsmagasinet has interviewed Elin Axelgren, international program manager at SOS Children's Villages, to hear how the work goes into the pandemic one year.
June 23, 2021, Interview
Studies show that access to a midwife during pregnancy and childbirth saves lives. Photo: Flickr.
Of: Jonna Erdos
Several bodies report that maternity care as well as other bodies for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have suffered in the crisis. Sweden has a long tradition of promoting the role of the midwife. The serious international situation requires further efforts to meet the global need for 900 more midwives, reports UNFPA.
June 22, 2021, Report
Of: Anna Mattsson
Last week, the conflict between Israel and Palestine continued to dominate the debate sides, now focusing on Sweden's and the EU's role in the conflict. The issue of vaccine patents has also been a recurring theme, where different opinions and calls for what Sweden should do have been expressed.
May 24, 2021, Current debate
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Of: Jasmine Ashne
Vaccine nationalism is a word that, along with corona distance, herd immunity and hobby epidemiologist, has been added to my vocabulary over the past year. Vaccine nationalism refers to when high-income countries sign agreements with vaccine manufacturers to ensure that their own population is vaccinated as quickly as possible. Protecting one's own is a natural and human behavior, but the problem […]
May 23, 2021, Chronicle
Of: Rine Mansouri
With India's dramatic increase in covid-19, this week's debate has mainly focused on vaccine patents and whether it should be abolished to help hard-hit countries better respond to the pandemic.
May 10, 2021, Current debate
Development cooperation must focus more on global justice and lead to human security and disarmament and reduce gaps between North and South, according to the Foreign Affairs Committee for the Feminist Initiative.
Of: Jaime Gomez, Jaime Gomez et al., Maria Persson, Mats Ekenger and Saga Tullgren
For the first time in over two decades, there are now alarming reports of growing gaps in the world. The one percent target should therefore, contrary to where the Moderates believe, remain. Development cooperation must focus more on global justice and lead to human security and disarmament and reduce gaps between North and South, according to the Foreign Affairs Committee for the Feminist Initiative.
May 5, 2021, Debate
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Of: Erica Frank and Sofia Karlsson
This week, the debate has mainly focused on global health, focusing on India's new wave of covid-19, so-called vaccine nationalism, and how the Indian government has handled the crisis. It has also been written about Erdogan's influence on Swedish history writing and about Swedish handling of authoritarian regimes.
May 4, 2021, Current debate
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Of: Rine Mansouri
The corona pandemic has hit everyone hard, but now another type of crisis is expected to hit low- and middle-income countries, a debt crisis of enormous proportions as a result of the pandemic's effects and strain on their already fragile welfare systems. One potential solution, according to the International Monetary Fund, is so-called Special Drawing Rights.
May 3, 2021, Report