In the spring, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented the new 'Windsor Framework', which replaces the former Northern Ireland Protocol. Photo: UK Prime Minister. Source: Flickr.
Of: Amanda Rossling
Britain and the EU agree a framework for Northern Ireland and Ireland, after lengthy discussions on the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol - which was signed when the UK left the EU. The framework will simplify trade in the UK and be a means of avoiding tensions between Northern Ireland and Ireland.
May 12, 2023, Development magazine explains
Date and time: 16 May, 18:00 - 19:30
In connection with the Taliban's takeover of power in Afghanistan in 2021, girls and women's right to education has been increasingly restricted. Today, only 20 percent of the country's women are estimated to be literate, and education beyond grade 6 is largely prohibited for girls. At the same time, girls' school education is characterized by strict rules regarding dress codes and [...]
May 5, 2023, Calendar, Local group, Seminars, Educational activity
At the beginning of April, Russia took over the presidency of the UN Security Council, which has been debated during the week. Picture shows Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, holding the chairman's baton. Photo: UN Geneva. Source: Flickr/Pxlfuel.
Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt and Nora Nattorp
Russia recently took over the presidency of the UN Security Council, and the country continues to seek new ways back into the international political arena, which has been debated on Swedish debate and editorial pages during the past week. Even 11-year-olds Murhaf Hamid's sale of Majblommor has been discussed in connection with Sweden's migration policy.
May 2, 2023, Current debate
Several debaters demand that Sweden immediately introduce a ban on international surrogate arrangements. Photo: Tumisu. Source: Pixabay.
Of: Ellen Norman
About 30 debaters wants to ban international surrogacy arrangements. They believe that Swedish citizens take advantage of vulnerable women in poor countries. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has also been discussed during the past week - and Aftonbladet's editorial writer mean to the West should do more to support Ukraine.
April 24, 2023, Current debate
The refugee camps in Bangladesh are temporary homes with substandard security for nearly a million Rohingya who have fled Myanmar. Photo: Fahmin Ahmed. Source: Flickr.
Of: Nora Nattorp
Nearly one million Rohingya have fled their homeland of Myanmar to the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh due to persecution and conflict with the military government. For the people in the camp, resources are scarce and security substandard. And despite efforts to help rohingya, both in the home country and internationally, is the situation still unpredictable.
April 21, 2023, Report
Paul Rusesabagina was released from prison in Rwanda at the end of March, where he was sentenced despite his denial of terrorist offences. He has now been allowed to return to his family, who have been living in the United States for some time now. Image: ABC Reconciliation Forum. Source: Flickr.
Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt
At the end of March, government critic Paul was released Rusesabagina, who is portrayed in the film Hotel Rwanda, suddenly from prison. He was convicted in 2021 over his denials of sponsoring rebel groups that carried out deadly attacks in the country, but the trial has been criticized by several countries and human rights organizations for being politically motivated. Now Paul has Rusesabagina allowed to return to his family in the United States – but at the price of a promise that stop get involved in Rwandan politics.
April 18, 2023, News
Khor Virap church with Mount Ararat towering in the background. The mountain is considered a holy place for Armenia, but it is on the Turkish side of the border. The relationship between the countries has long been strained, but in recent times they have made some attempts to normalize the relationship. Photo: Diego Delso. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Of: Sara Lannebo
Attempten to improving the strained relationship between Turkey and Armenia has under the last few months have had new air under their wings. The border between the countries, that has been closed since the 90s, was opened in February for Armenia to deliver aid to the earthquake affected areas of Turkey. But the deep wounds left by the 1915 Armenian Genocide and Turkey's close relationship with Azerbaijan remain one obstacles to reconciliation.
April 5, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report
Iryna Yetskalo has founded an educational center for Ukrainian children and youth in Timisoara, Romania. Her experiences in education are her weapon in the war against Russia: "I try to do everything I can for Ukraine," she says. Photo: Daniel Díaz.
Of: Daniel Diaz
The contractor Iryna Yeti scale escaped the war i Ukraine and started one training center i Romania. Where being taught ukraine children and young people that has needed leave his country but not liabilities leave his study.
We do is so I tjanar my country, says Iryna Yeti scale.
April 4, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report
Stateless children are particularly vulnerable in society. They often lack access to the most basic rights such as birth registration, education, healthcare, social security and housing. Photo: Unknown. Source: Hippopx.
Of: Sandra Duru
Roughly ten million people around the world are estimated to be stateless. Sweden has joined several international conventions to prevent statelessness, but despite that there were approximately 27 stateless persons or persons of unknown nationality in Sweden in 000, according to UNHCR. The Council of Europe's former commissioner for human rights has criticized Sweden for giving stateless persons little chance of obtaining citizenship in Sweden.
March 9, 2023, Development magazine explains
Date and time: 14 Mar, 16:45 - 19:30
You probably know about Palestine, but have you felt like you want to know more about the country, but were too lazy to ask Uncle Google about it? Do you want to gain insight into what the present looks like in an ancient country? And most importantly: do you like to socialize over coffee, or do you prefer to learn […]
March 8, 2023, Calendar, Local group, Seminars, Educational activity