More and more people are aware of the Global Goals

In Sida's survey on Swedes' views on development assistance from December 2021, 51 percent of those surveyed answered that they had heard about the Global Goals. This is an increase of 14 percent since 2018. Photo: Canva.

Of: Linnea Ljungar

Women and highly educated people are more positive about development aid than other groups in Sweden, and more and more people are aware of the UN's 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This is shown by a new survey from the Swedish development assistance authority Sida.

January 3, 2022, News

Russian military company approaches Mali - has been accused of war crimes

Wagner works, for example, with training local forces and protecting important people. That is the basis for a possible contract with Mali. Pictured - the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSMA in Mali. Photo: MINUSMA. Source: Flickr.

Of: Linnea Ljungar

In recent years, Russian military companies have gained more power on the African continent. One of these companies is The Wagners Group - which in connection with previous involvement in the Central African Republic has been accused of war crimes. At the same time, the military company's progress raises questions about how future security policy will be shaped.

December 2, 2021, Analysis

Week 38: Debaters demand that Sweden take responsibility for saving the rainforests

Sweden must do more to counteract the climate crisis and preserve the world's rainforests, several Swedish debaters have written during the past week. Photo: Canva.

Of: Beata Fylkner and Linnea Ljungar

Sweden has an obligation to act more strongly when it comes to the devastation of rainforests, several Swedish debaters have expressed during the past week. At the same time, Angela Merkel is leaving power after 16 years as Chancellor of Germany and several lead writers are predicting tough challenges for the country in the future. The submarine deal between France and Australia has also been at the center of this week's debate.

September 27, 2021, Current debate

Jakarta - A multimillion-dollar city built on swamps

Researchers believe that the estimated time for when the whole of Jakarta will be under water is 2050.
Photo: michaelsyoma, Unsplash

Of: Linnea Ljungar

It is the pumping of groundwater, together with the amount of land covered by concrete, that is one of the biggest factors in the sinking of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Today, half of the inhabitants lack water in their homes, instead they get running water from groundwater pumps. To remedy the problem, the Indonesian government therefore proposes to move the capital to the Borneo Peninsula.

June 1, 2021, News

Week 14: After 23 years of peace in Northern Ireland, the unrest is back

Photo: @ 4lexmccarthy, Unsplash

Of: Linnea Ljungar and Myra Pernvall

During the past week, riots and riots have once again taken place on the streets of Belfast in Northern Ireland. 88 police have been reported injured during the protests this week alone. The polarization is increasing and there is no indication that the violent riots have reached their peak.

April 12, 2021, Current debate

The exploitation of the Amazon continues - the financial industry can reverse the trend

If the Amazon reaches a tipping point, it would have major consequences for the planet. Photo: Ejaugsburg

Of: Linnea Ljungar and Myra Pernvall

The financial sector has a key role to play in the fight for a sustainable world. Green investments can be crucial in the fight for Amazon's survival when Brazil's government actively opposes sustainable environmental reforms in the country.
- The democratic conversation no longer works, says Beatrice Crona, associate professor of environmental research.

March 31, 2021, Report