UN Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa: The Future Decides the Contribution of the Final Document

Of: Annie Sturinge (f. Sturesson)

From 13 to 16 July, the third UN Conference on Financing for Development took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The final document of the conference, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), has been called both a historic document and a disappointment. However, what determines AAAA's contribution to the global development agenda is not the negotiated wording of individual paragraphs. AAAA's contribution is determined by its implementation, writes Annie Sturesson who works at the Ministry of Finance in Uganda.

July 30, 2015, Debate

Convention on the Rights of the Child 25 years: Time to move from words to action

Of: Anna Hägg-Sjöquist, Carolina Ehrnrooth, Catharina Gehrke, Elisabeth Dahlin and Véronique Lönnerblad

Today marks 25 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly. But despite many and great advances, much work still remains - not least in development cooperation. Sweden has every opportunity to take back the leadership jersey in terms of global child rights work - but words are not enough. One of the big challenges is to ensure that the child rights perspective does not fall away from the Post-2015 agenda, write five Swedish children's rights organizations.

November 20, 2014, Debate

The children of the world should be protected by the new Millennium Development Goals

Of: Anna Hägg-Sjöquist, Carolina Ehrnrooth, Elisabet Stahlenius, Roland Håkansson and Véronique Lönnerblad

During the current ministerial meeting in New York, Sweden should demand that children's protection against violence and abuse be included in the new goals that will replace the millennium goals after 2015, write representatives of five Swedish children's rights organizations.

October 4, 2013, Debate