Strengthen the links between human rights and sustainable peace in aid strategies

Of: Daniel Wickstrom, Fredrik Svensson and Ulrika Strand

Strategies are the government's most important instrument for managing development cooperation and humanitarian aid. Although the government recognizes the links between human rights and sustainable peace, our study shows that the strategies do not do them justice. It writes representatives of the Fund for Human Rights.

December 17, 2018, Debate

Smart prioritization can help us reach Agenda 2030

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Of: Annie Sturesson et al.

Governments and aid organizations are facing difficult considerations about how resources should be distributed, not least in light of the 169 sub-goals in Agenda 2030. But by analyzing how the goals affect each other, they can prioritize smarter - to the benefit of the whole, write Annie Sturesson and Nina Weitz, researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute.

May 22, 2018, Debate

Invest more in education about natural disasters in the world's schools

Of: Agnes Björn and Marianne Eriksson

Children must be involved in the work of building communities that can stand up to natural disasters. The countries of the world agreed on this in Sendai in 2015. If we want this to become a reality, we must increase aid to civil society and work with disaster risk reduction in the world's schools, writes Plan International Sweden.

May 23, 2017, Debate

Necessary to ban arms exports to dictatorships

Of: Linda Åkerström

Sweden exports weapons to countries that oppress women and LGBTQ people; countries that seriously violate human rights. Why do we trust these governments enough to supply them with munitions? It is time to put an end to arms exports that undermine the pursuit of freedom and democracy, writes Linda Åkerström from the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Association.

January 9, 2017, Debate