China and the climate in focus in the debate

In connection with the People's Republic of China's 70th anniversary celebrations, several debaters warned about the country's influence in the outside world.

Of: Susanne Bartholdsson

The debate on Swedish climate policy has been intense after last week's UN summit, new alarm reports and global climate strikes. But China has also been in focus this week. Several debaters warn that human rights violations are spreading far beyond China's borders.

October 2, 2019, Current debate

China's ambitions for great power could change the view of human rights

China has gained increasing power in the world and has ambitions to become a superpower. This is where Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet in November 2017. Photo: Andrea Hanks (CC BY 3.0)

Of: Isabell Carlsson

China is gaining more and more influence around the world. In May, a conference on human rights was canceled in Stockholm - at the request of the Chinese Embassy. Human rights expert Man-Yan Ng and People and Defense Andrea Wahlberg explain that an influential China can even lead to new definitions of human rights.

July 1, 2019, News

When Soda Replaces Water

While soft-drink producers are making their sodas cheaper than ever, San Cristóbal in Mexico is running out of water. Photo: Pixabay.

Of: Fredrik Björksten

In the mountains of southern Mexico lies the city of San Cristóbal with around 170,000 inhabitants. Located in one of the rainiest regions in the country, you might be surprised to learn that many neighborhoods in San Cristóbal only has running water two days a week. Luckily for the people, however, there's a local bottling […]

June 17, 2019, Editorial, English, Magazine

Greater threat to press freedom than before

threat to press freedom

Demonstration in memory of the murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová. Bratislava, March 2018 Photo: Peter Tkac, Flickr

Of: Jennifer Augustsson

The threat to journalists and media workers has increased globally in 2018, according to reports from press freedom organizations. The alarming trend does not seem to be slowing down and there is a call for improvement.

April 26, 2019, Report

The climate issue is also about global inequality

"Climate change in practice means water change," write debaters in connection with World Water Day, which was March 22.

Of: Erica Fahlström

During the past week, the environment and climate have been a popular topic of debate, together with, among other things, World Water Day and that Swedish trade can promote human rights. Some debaters have highlighted in particular how climate change unfairly affects already vulnerable groups the most, but also how global inequality affects solutions and current climate policy.

March 27, 2019, Current debate

Global school strike for climate - What will be the next step?

Young people gather for climate strike in Melbourne. Photo: Julian Meehan

Of: Susanne Bartholdsson

During the past week, debate and leadership sites have discussed Swedish security policy, Sweden's and the UN's human rights work and the Swedish international relationship with China. What is the next step in climate work after a global school strike? And how should Sweden develop its diplomatic relationship with China?

March 20, 2019, Current debate