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Of: Julia Kronlid
The Sweden Democrats want to see aid with a clear focus on poverty reduction and that the best interests of the children should be at the center. In addition to general humanitarian aid, we want to invest SEK 10 billion of the aid budget in refugee aid in the immediate area of various crises. It writes Member of Parliament Julia Kronlid.
June 28, 2018, Debate
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Of: Jaime Gomez et al.
Feminist initiative advocates global justice and decolonization. We must challenge today's world order where the global north uses the global south. We want international cooperation to take place with mutual respect between equal parties and for the one percent target to be met without setting off costs for refugee reception in Sweden. It writes Jaime Gomez, Mats Ekenger and Maria Persson from the Feminist Initiative.
June 13, 2018, Debate
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Of: Yasmine Posio Nilsson
The goal of the Left Party is a fair world order where common resources exist for all of us, not just for a few. That is why we want to pursue a policy where power and resources are redistributed, where women are included in all forms of decision-making processes and where at least one percent of Sweden's gross national income goes to development assistance, writes Member of Parliament Yasmine Posio Nilsson.
May 28, 2018, Debate
Of: Sofia Arkelsten
Tomorrow, the Riksdag will hold a seminar on the global goals for sustainable development and Agenda 2030. But the government's action plan has still not been presented. If it does not receive parliamentary treatment, the government will deliberately undermine its value, writes the moderate Member of Parliament Sofia Arkelsten.
May 22, 2018, Debate
Of: Gabriella Irsten
At the same time as the new regulations on arms exports have been delayed for several years, Sweden increased its exports of munitions by 45 percent in 2016. Swedish arms exports are not compatible with a feminist foreign policy and a majority of parliamentary parties say they want to stop arms exports to dictatorships. Now it's time to move on from words to action, writes Gabriella Irsten, International Women's Association for Peace and Freedom (IKFF).
March 13, 2017, Debate
Of: Kajsa Johansson
In recent weeks, several aid organizations have protested that the government wants to take more money from the aid to finance refugee reception. They have pointed out that the government pits poor people against each other. But that's not what it's about. It is about which society we want, writes the former aid worker Kajsa Johansson.
November 10, 2015, Debate
Of: Jytte Guteland
When the EU signs trade agreements with developing countries, the EU's own interests often come first. The agreements benefit large and resourceful companies and countries, while the goods of poor countries lose value. Now the EU must begin to stand up for fair cooperation where development and social growth are rewarded, writes MEP Jytte Guteland (s).
March 3, 2015, Debate
Of: Fredrik Söderbaum
In connection with Löfven's visit to Africa, a major strategy process is now being initiated within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sida, which aims to review Sweden's regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa. The process should be guided by a greater focus on issues of national capacity, better coordination and a re-prioritization of excessive support for regional organizations. That is the opinion of Fredrik Söderbaum, professor at the University of Gothenburg.
February 2, 2015, Debate
Of: Kenneth G Forslund
The Swedish voice in the UN has been silenced since the Moderates ruled over Swedish development policy to be only about control of development aid money. The Moderates, unlike the Social Democrats, are rather uninterested in the UN. Kenneth G Forslund (S) writes on the occasion of a new interview with Gunilla Carlsson (M)
September 11, 2014, Debate
Of: Göran Hyden
During the African-American summit "US-Africa Leaders Summit", Anders Borg will discuss how development-promoting institutions in Africa can be promoted. In these discussions, it is often overlooked that democracy and development rarely go hand in hand. That democracy and human rights should be prerequisites for development is more an expression of wishful thinking than objectivity. It writes Göran Hydén, professor emeritus of political science and African connoisseur.
August 6, 2014, Debate