Under året har Europa drabbats av nya terroristattentat, senast på en julmarknad i Berlin. Många svenskar upplever en oro och osäkerhet när de ska ut och resa. En fråga som ofta kommer upp är den om UD:s arbete med reseinformation och när och hur UD egentligen avråder från resor. Och kan UD avråda från resor på grund av risker för till exempel terrorismattentat redan innan något skett? Jon Åström Gröndahl, chef för UD:s konsulära enhet, förklarar hur UD förhåller sig till detta.

Six years have now passed since the conflict in Syria broke out, when the regime met peaceful protests with brutal violence. The only sustainable way forward is a political solution to the conflict.

Sexual and gender-based violence is used as a tactic of terrorism by a range of today’s violent extremist groups. This makes it essential to address violence against women and girls as an integrated part in countering and preventing violent extremism. This is key to Sweden’s feminist foreign policy.

Around the world, nearly 250 million children are living in countries affected by conflict and tens of thousands of them have been recruited and used as child soldiers. Despite this reality, we are making progress in ending this horiffic and cruel practice, which robs children of their futures.

Meet the Global Swedes: Miranda Restorick, Canada, student at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Here, Björn Andersson describes his many years of working for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality and women’s rights. He is head of the UNFPA’s operations in Asia and the Pacific.