Sweden continues to be the largest contributor of flexible funds to World Food Programme

Sweden is one of the biggest contributors globally to WFP’s work, and the largest contributor of flexible funds for WFP in 2020. Fully flexible contributions allow WFP to use funds in areas of greatest needs. WFP is the largest humanitarian organization in the world which in 2019 managed to provide assistance to nearly 100 million…

Chinese-backed Finnish venture of world’s longest undersea rail tunnel back on agenda

The Chinese-backed Finnish venture of building the world’s longest undersea rail tunnel from Helsinki to Tallinn was rejected by the Estonian government last year, but now talks are back on the agenda. According to BNN Bloomberg, the Estonian incoming government now plans to restart positive talks with Finland. The plan promoted by Finnish entrepreneur Peter…

Norway’s Kongsberg to deliver Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Unit to China

Kongsberg Maritime, Norwegian technology enterprise, has signed a Letter of Intent with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore, Chinese shipbuilder, to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit. The BT-220IU vessel is to be constructed for Norway-based OIM Wind with an expected 2022 delivery. An option of one more identical vessel is…

China appealed to further cooperation on water resources management

China and the European Union held their 8th High Level Dialogue Conference on water resources via video link in Beijing on Friday 22 January 2021, marking an important part of China-EU relations amid a heap of fruitful results in natural resources and ecological protection. Themed “Strengthening Water Ecological Protection and Promoting Water System Management,” the…

General Population Census of Cambodia report released

On 26 January 2021 the Cambodia’s National Institute of Statistics published the new ‘General Population Census of Cambodia 2019’ report. The census help paint a picture of Cambodia and how we live. It provides information that government needs to develop policies, plan and run public services, and allocate funding. Sweden, together with the EU, support…

Sweden, the EU and Cambodia’s National Institute of Statistics workshop was a success

National Institute of Planning in Cambodia recently organized a workshop on the use of the reporting program, CamStat, with participation by Mr. Kjell Tambour, Team Leader/Project Manager at Statistics Sweden. The workshop aimed to boost more understanding of the use of CamStat, National Development Industry and a presentation of the importance of online stats from…

Young Global Danes gives returning young professionals a network

On 25 January 2021 the Danish embassy in Vietnam mentioned a new career building network, Young Global Danes, is being launched by Danes Worldwide on 2 December 2020. It is supported by a grant from the Tuborg Foundation of DKK 250,000. Backed by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and trade organization Danish Shipping, the…

Uighur rights campaigners in China plan to expose Airbnb in Norway and globally

Uighur human rights fighters in China are in the process of launching a campaign in countries like Norway and Finland to expose and encourage Airbnb to withdraw its support for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The campaigners have with their ‘The End the Uighur Genocide Movement’ publicly supported Uighur Muslims in China, who…