Swedish companies in Colombia and Sweden’s Embassy in Bogota have joined forces to support families affected by the landslide in Mocoa in April. The disaster caused over 320 fatalities and considerable material damage. After being contacted by several Swedish companies wondering how they could help, the Embassy decided to coordinate a donation of the Swedish water treatment innovation, Solvatten.

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

Efforts to raise gender awareness and the number of women in peacekeeping were discussed when Director-General for Political Affairs Anna-Karin Eneström visited the Brazilian Ministry of Defence in connection with the annual political consultations with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

En el caso de México, el Relator Especial de Naciones Unidas para la libertad de expresión, quien visitó el país en 2010, señaló varios problemas. Asimismo, algunos avances han tenido lugar desde entonces, por ejemplo a través del Mecanismo de Protección para Personas Defensoras de Derechos Humanos y Periodistas, pero se necesita hacer más.

Being an independent journalist in Mexico means living in uncertainty. Over the 45 years I have practiced uncertainty has undergone profound changes.

Den 26 september skrivs Colombias fredsavtal under. Avtalet är ett resultat av fyra års förhandlingar mellan parterna i den mer än femtioåriga interna konflikten i landet. Utrikesminister Margot Wallström är på plats och deltar i ceremonin för dess undertecknande.

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.