My grandfather was a wise man. ‘’Think before you talk’’ he used to say in a sing-songy Turkish that reflected the rhythms of Arabic spoken in his hometown. Then he would add quickly, ‘’but, for God’s sake, do speak your mind.

The World Humanitarian Summit is taking place for the first time on 23–24 May and brings together thousands of representatives from the international community. Ambassador Per Örnéus, Special Envoy for Humanitarian Issues, talks about the meeting and its importance for the humanitarian community.

I år är det 50 år sedan den svenska FN-insatsen på Cypern inleddes.