Of: The Chancellery
New figures from the UNHCR show that more than 80 million people are currently on the run and that the number has more than doubled in the last ten years. This week, the debate has revolved around several aspects of flight and migration and several debaters believe that the rich countries in the world must take joint responsibility for the situation. Democracy and climate linked to the Chinese regime have also been debated and Swedish companies should stop assisting dictatorships in oppressing LGBTQI people.
June 21, 2021, Current debate
Of: Melanie Alphonse
The Arab Spring started ten years ago with the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, where a street vendor set himself on fire in protest against corruption and social injustice. Utvecklingsmagasinet has interviewed Gabriel Lindén, Deputy Head of Authority at the Swedish Embassy in Tunisia, to find out how Tunisia's democracy has changed since then.
June 11, 2021, Interview
Of: The Chancellery
This week, the climate issue has been debated from a child rights perspective, among other things, and it has also been contrasted with the health issue. It has also continued to discuss Israel's policy and the Jewish Youth League has drawn attention to anti-Semitism in Sweden. China's policies have also been highlighted, partly due to China's treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang province.
June 8, 2021, Current debate
The Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the guerrilla group FARC in 2016, but violence and drug production have not decreased. Photo: Presidencia El Salvador, Flickr.
Of: Jennie Aradszky
Colombia has extensive problems with violence and organized crime, largely linked to international drug trafficking. The outside world is a direct contributor to these problems and in Sweden it is currently being debated whether bans are an effective drug policy. The Swedish government has extended its development cooperation with Colombia, but the serious threat posed by the illegal drug market is not mentioned in the strategy.
May 28, 2021, Analysis
Date and time: 5 July, 14:00
Almedalen Play »We are approaching 2030 by leaps and bounds, the year when the countries of the world have agreed that we must have achieved equality for all, have safe and affordable water on earth and fight climate change. But how is Sweden's contribution? What are politicians doing today and what is their strategy? With a focus on the global […]
May 19, 2021, Calendar, Seminars
The young and popular President Nayib Bukele often wears a cap. Photo: CC0, via Wikimedia Commons.
Of: Hanne Karlsson
Since 2019, El Salvador has a new government, but the too-casual and trendy president has begun to show increasingly dictatorial sides. Several of the country's judges were recently dismissed and it undeniably looks like El Salvador is approaching an increasingly authoritarian government, something that Sweden should question, says Hanne Karlsson who is a student at the University of Gothenburg.
May 19, 2021, Debate
Date and time: 6 May, 18:00 - 19:00
Register here »How has the pandemic been handled in non-democratic and authoritarian countries? Democracy has in many ways been put to the test during the pandemic. Over the past year due to COVID-19, social, political and economic inequalities have been highlighted around the world and the survival of democracy in some countries has been called into […]
April 27, 2021, English, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast
Date and time: 21 Apr, 12:00
What is happening right now in Tanzania? Samia Suluhu has just entered as the lands new president, after years of oppression of activists, journalists and LGBTQ persons by the former president John Magufuli. She comes with hope, but at the same time, you can almost feel the country holding its breath. Listen to Prof. Samuel […]
April 23, 2021, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast
Peace - a question about where you live?
Date and time: 19 Apr, 14:10 - 14:30
Peace is something we all agree is the way to go. But is peace only the absence of violence? And what does the world look like when it comes to peace, conflict and democracy? Join FUF in a mini digital quiz during the MR days at Fredstorget, where we compete and learn more […]
April 15, 2021, Calendar, Seminars
Of: Rine Mansouri
After many rounds and launches, the Iraqi government has set a date for elections this year in October. In a country shaken by continuous protests for almost three years now, the election in October is a glimmer of light, no matter how small, but there are uncertainties about whether the election will even take place.
April 6, 2021, Chronicle