Complex humanitarian crisis in the world's youngest nation


Of: Linnea Boström

Two years ago, a peace agreement was signed between warring parties in South Sudan, but internal conflicts have continued since then. Two thirds of the population are in need of humanitarian aid. The country is now suffering from devastating floods that are exacerbating the situation in the country.

October 22, 2020, News

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

What is a Child Bride Worth?

Monica in South Sudan.

When Monica was 15, her parents wanted to marry her off. Photo: Kate Holt / Plan International

Of: Monica

Today is International Girls' Day and we make room for Monica from South Sudan. More than half of the girls in South Sudan are divorced before the age of 18, according to UN figures. Monica was one of those to be divorced. Here she tells her own story to the children's rights organization Plan International.

October 11, 2018, Guest chronicle

Peace-promoting efforts important for the development of failing states

Of: Alexander Gabelic and Linda Nordin

Military or police forces alone cannot resolve the conflicts in countries such as Mali, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, but they do save lives and contribute to improved conditions for peace and development. That is the opinion of the Swedish UN Federation's Aleksander Gabelic and Lina Nordin.

August 5, 2014, Debate