DR Congo needs Sweden's help!

There are worrying reports of deadly violence and a difficult situation from our partner organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sweden should be a clear voice in the world community for a comprehensive strategy that can contribute to security and faith in the future in the war-torn DR Congo, write five organizations with partners in the country.

March 28, 2018, Debate

Gap between ambition and budget for sustainable peace

Of: Karin Olofsson and Maria Andersson Willner

During the autumn, the government presented a strategy for sustainable peace, which emphasizes that the uncontrolled proliferation of small and light weapons is a threat to global security and an obstacle to sustainable development. The ambition to invest in reducing the spread of these weapons in development cooperation is very positive and must now be clearly reflected in the budget, states Karin Olofsson and Maria Andersson Willner from the Parliamentary Forum for Light Weapons issues.

November 29, 2017, Debate

Sweden should take responsibility for the veto issue in the UN Security Council

Of: Magnus lundström and Vendela Runold

The idea of ​​the right of veto in the UN Security Council was to protect the sovereignty of the great powers, but today the veto is often used instead of self-interest and political play. Sweden must work for a change of attitude in the veto issue, write Vendela Runold and Magnus Lundström from the Stop Illegitimate Vetoes campaign.

October 23, 2017, Debate

Sweden's military efforts and civilian aid must be linked

Of: Mikael Eriksson

The fight against militant groups such as Daesh in Iraq is closely intertwined with the conditions of the individual citizens of the country. Despite this, coordination between Sweden's military and civilian support is poor. We must increase the dialogue and stop thinking about the downside in Swedish public administration, writes researcher Mikael Eriksson.

October 19, 2017, Debate

Invest in an active culture of peace, in Sweden and in the world

Of: Lotta Sjöström Becker

In next year's budget, Sweden will increase its resources for peacebuilding, but the annual investments are still less than the cost of the war exercise Aurora. Although the government's new strategy for sustainable peace is about preventing and preventing a recurrence of armed conflict, national security policy is based on other ideas. Sweden has everything to gain from trying to build an active culture of peace - it is modern security policy, writes Lotta Sjöström Becker, Secretary General of the Christian Peace Movement.

October 10, 2017, Debate

Sweden must stand up to increased threats of nuclear weapons

Of: Malin Nilsson

On Sunday, we woke up to the news that North Korea had tested another hydrogen bomb, ten times more powerful than the bombs dropped by the United States on Japan in 1945. The rising tensions call for counter-strategies. A first step is for Sweden to sign the UN agreement on a ban on nuclear weapons, writes Malin Nilsson at the International Women's Union for Peace and Freedom.

September 7, 2017, Debate