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.

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.

#MoreWomenMorePeace. This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Emma Nilenfors, 1325-coordinator at the Swedish MFA highlighs something we’ve known for some time but is still not a reality: when women are included in peace processes, it contributes to a peace agreement being signed and peace being more sustainable.