Sweden has again been highlighted as a pioneer for sustainability. Sweden’s tax reductions for repairs is a finalist for the INDEX: Award, one of the world’s largest design competitions which rewards design that promotes sustainability.

Meet the Global Swedes: Mohammed Ghaith Altarabichi, Syria, student at Kristianstad University Sweden.

Meet the Global Swedes: Getnet Mengesha Asrat, Ethiopia, student at Dalarna University.

Meat the Global Swedes: Adina Khamitova from Kazakhstan is one of the students presented with the Global Swede award.

Globalisation has reduced poverty in the world – but it has also increased inequality. Consequently, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is now strengthening its efforts to ensure fairer globalisation.

Never have our oceans been as stressed as they are today. And yet, the world has long chosen not to recognise or acknowledge the seriousness of the situation, or perhaps it has seen the problems as isolated issues. This is why the UN Ocean Conference in June is so important.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Stockholm in Tuesday for talks with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and to take part in some inspiring seminars on future innovative solutions.

After decades of civil war, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) was established in 2013. Among its mandated functions is to support the Federal Government of Somalia in the areas of peace- and state-building.

It’s time to celebrate the great minds of science in the spirit of Alfred Nobel. Saturday 10 December is the day of the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall and the dazzling Nobel Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall.