In 1989, the UN adopted its convention on the rights of the child, which comprises 54 articles on human rights for children. These may be applied to how children may be treated in connection with conflicts, since it addresses, for example, the right to protection when displaced and citizenship. To highlight this, we have met Gufran Al-Nadaf, Sweden’s Ambassador for Children and Armed Conflict, to talk about the challenges, the feeling of inadequacy and Sweden’s priorities.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) in the areas of meteorology, climatology and hydrology, and has its headquarter in Geneva. The seventeenth World Meteorological Congress (Cg 17) met from 25 May to 12 June in Geneva. The Congress discussed the strategic role of WMO and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in the post-2015 new global agenda on sustainable development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

In 1928, scientist Alexander Fleming made a discovery that changed the history of medicine. He discovered that a fungus called Penicillium notatum could kill bacteria. This observation led to the development of a medicine that could treat bacterial infections – penicillin. However, antimicrobial, and especially antibiotic, resistance is now challenging this progress.