First Generation to eradicate poverty

The last decades hundreds of millions of people have left extreme poverty. Today more than 90 percent of all children are enrolled in school, even in developing countries. Thanks to digitalization we are more closely interconnected with each other than ever before. Knowledge and ideas flow throughout the world and transcend all previous boundaries. At […]

Eritreans plan mass demonstration in Geneva next week

Eritreans and friends of Eritrea in Europe and the rest of the globe will hold a mass rally in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, to protest against the latest sickening report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, a three-man panel that has never set foot in the country and […]

Liberia aims to recover stolen assets in US

The chairman of a special presidential task force investigating corruption in Liberia is in the United States to hold discussions with Liberian lawyers residing in the US on asset recovery issues. According to a release issued Wednesday by the task force, its chairman, Cllr Jonathan Fonati Koffa said that the discussions will focus on how Liberia can be able […]

Sweden’s First Generation seminar in New York

As part of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’s public diplomacy campaign #FirstGeneration, on 9 June the Swedish Consulate-General in New York held a seminar and panel discussion on the theme of engaging young people in the work on the UN Global Goals.   The event took place at the Swedish-owned design firm Trollbäck + Company […]

Economic slowdown in Africa, says World Bank

Low commodity prices, tightening global financial conditions and drought in parts of the region are holding back economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa this year. The slowdown is particularly pronounced among oil exporters (Nigeria, Angola), but has also weighed on non-energy mineral exporters (South Africa, Zambia).  Electricity shortages, the Ebola epidemic, conflict and political and security […]

How laws are made in Sweden

Each year, the Swedish Government lays some 200 legislative proposals, normally in the form of a government bill, before the Riksdag (Swedish parliament). Some bills contain proposals for new legislation, requiring extensive deliberation and debate before a vote can be taken, while others consist of proposals for policy guidelines or major or minor amendments to […]

Ambassador Conteh praises ECOWAS

Liberia’s ambassador to Nigeria Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh says despite the current security and financial challenges facing the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), there is much that the sub-region of over 300 million people can be thankful for. Ambassador Conteh made the assertions on Friday, June 10, in Abuja, the Nigerian capital during the official celebration of the 41st anniversary of […]

Sweden begins campaign to support UN global goals

Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs has launched #FirstGeneration, an international campaign, in collaboration with international and local actors, intended to strengthen international efforts on the 2030 Agenda and help ensure that new and younger target groups take on the challenges linked to the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.   Almost half of the world’s population is under […]

Cash transfer programs help Zambia’s poor

Programs designed to alleviate hunger and increase food supply through cash transfers to some of Zambia’s poorest families achieved those goals and more, final evaluations conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) revealed. Overall, researchers found that a cash-transfer program geared toward families with at least one young child had effects that amounted to a […]

Sexual abuse of children: UN whistleblower resigns

UN whistleblower Anders Kompass, who exposed the sexual abuse of children by French and African peacekeepers in Central African Republic, is to resign in protest over what he sees as the organisation’s failure to hold its senior officials to account. “The complete impunity for those who have been found to have, in various degrees, abused […]