Three years ago, it was decided that the whole world would work together towards Agenda 2030. A global agenda that includes 17 sustainability goals, the sixth of which is to ensure sustainable water use and sanitation for all. During Almedalen Week, many actors gather to discuss water. Water is a local asset, but you look up a […]
Also during this Almedalen week, Swedish arms exports have been raised during talks concerning Swedish foreign policy. During the week, I had the opportunity to interview several important representatives of the Swedish peace and disarmament movement about their views on Sweden's foreign policy and the new regulations for Swedish arms exports, as well as their criticisms and expectations with it. At the same time as Sweden […]
In the struggle to achieve the 17 goals within the framework of Agenda 2030, lessons from behavioral economics are applied, where the basis lies in shaping plans according to how we humans make decisions. FUF reports from a seminar where this issue took place with Ida Lemoine from the Behavior Lab. Behavioral economics is about how psychology affects different individuals and […]
During Almedalen Week, seminars are held that mention or focus on the global goals. I see the colorful symbols adorning street talkers and pins. Still, my impression is that global development issues get less space the further away from Sida's "Sweden in the world" square I move. I wonder if ordinary people are aware of the global goals, so I […]
In a packed tent on Sida's "Sweden in the world" square, I am eager to hear what representatives of Individual Humanitarian Aid, RFSU and Linnéa Claesson, public debater and activist, have to say about the increased threat to women around the world. The seminar will be about the role that civil society can play in a time when women's […]
Union to Union on the Government's Action Plan for Agenda 2030
The government recently released its action plan for the implementation of the global sustainability goals Agenda 2030. Sweden has a far-reaching tradition of listening to Swedish trade unions, but has it worked sufficiently with the labor law perspective also within the global sustainability goals? FUF has investigated what the trade union movement thinks.
The world's health is improving. In two decades, the proportion of HIV-infected people has decreased, the proportion of measles-vaccinated children has increased and the mortality rate of malaria-infected people has decreased. This emerged during a panel discussion with representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Médecins Sans Frontières, Global Financing Facility, Gavi and the Global Fund. The road to better global health is thus moving forward, but is at the same time lined with parallel […]
You can read daily about the great climate changes and global warming that are affecting our world today. Researchers around the world agree that it is humans and our extensive overconsumption and emissions from the burning of fossil fuels that are the cause of climate change. This has led to states, companies and organizations around the world actively seeking […]
Representatives of S, Mp, C and M on Monday discussed the UN's continued function as a platform for international issues, the ongoing reform work and Sweden's role in the organization. It is a challenge to discuss the reform work of such a large and narrow organization as the UN in 45 minutes and therefore the seminar left much to be desired. The parties agree […]
It's Monday during Almedalen Week 2018 and I end up under rain and gray clouds when I visit the Swedish Migration Agency's stand to listen to a seminar on last week's EU summit for the Council of Ministers. The Swedish Migration Agency has presented orange blankets for us in the audience to warm us up with, but unfortunately the seminar itself was a cold shower for me […]
Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is a topic that business representatives, party politicians and civil society experts discuss during a number of seminars during the week. But what will be the result in practice, when panels unanimously raise the complexity of the issue without providing concrete solutions?
To a number of disposable flags with the Sweden Democrats' logo, Jimmie Åkesson entered the stage on Saturday night to hold Almedalen Week's penultimate party leadership speech. There was a speech that largely ignored Sweden's role in the world, except when it came to the refugee reception, or rather; the limitation of it.
Almedalen Week is soon over and Friday is Christian Democrats Day. Ebba Busch Thor believes that we must have greater confidence in Swedish welfare, trust in the Swedish state and reform healthcare, care for the elderly and the police.
During the Social Democrats' day, a nauseating Thursday evening during Almedalen Week, Stefan Löfven begins his party leadership speech with a nostalgic look back at the Social Democratic heritage that Almedalen Week carries.
Annie Lööf's party leadership speech is permeated by a shaky seriousness with emphasis on the threat from extremism and climate change. In addition to emphasizing the importance of cooperation, maintaining values and innovation, few examples are given of how threats should be addressed.
Jan Björklund's party leadership speech was both a nostalgia trip and a history lesson, intended to remind voters of the good deeds of liberalism in the world and make those who are considering voting for non-liberal forces in this autumn's elections rethink.
In Monday's speech, Jonas Sjöstedt clarified that equality and the climate are the basis for the Left Party's policy. Sweden must be an open country, a Sweden that does not build walls but welcomes and includes people fleeing crises, says Jonas Sjöstedt and attaches clear importance to the ideology and emphasizes international socialism.
During the Moderates' party leadership speech yesterday in Almedalen, Ulf Kristersson focused on domestic issues such as security, integration, the work against gang crime and issues concerning children and young people's health and opportunities. What was missing, however, was the perspective of Sweden's role in the world and the work to achieve the global sustainability goals.