Category: International relations

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…

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…

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…

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…

Norway’s peace initiative in Myanmar broken down

The ethnic peace process in Myanmar, which the Norwegian government initiated in 2012 between the Karen nationals and the Myanmar army “Tatmadaw” has definitively broken down. According to Frontier Myanmar, the “Tatmadaw” has resumed killing civilians, destroying villages, and displacing people from their homes, despite early promises of peace. The Norwegian government played a key…

The expensive and long process of settling down in Denmark with a non-EU national spouse

Falling in love with a non-EU citizen comes with a very high price tag for Danes wanting to settle down with their spouses or partners in Denmark. Family reunification in Denmark cost well over DKK 100.000 and critics say that it can put the relationship under strain and be a very long and unsmooth affair.…

Slush enterpreneur’s global community find ways to stay connected during Covid-19 era

We are in 2021 and the world is still facing a global pandemic of Covid-19. Slush, a Helsinki-based global entrepreneurship organisation, young companies and community, braving the new world by continue to find innovative ways to work together during the Covid-19 era. Continue with the full story here

Sweden continues to support Cambodia with ‘School of Governance (SoG) Project’

  Sweden continues to support enhancement of public services in Cambodia, together with their partner Transparency International Cambodia (TIC), the Embassy announced on 21 January 2021. “Today, a ceremony to mark the signing of the extension of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) was…

Sweden allocated extra USD 12 million to democracy and human rights in Asia and the Pacific Region

The global trend of democratic backsliding, as well as lack of respect for human rights and the rule of law, are risks being exacerbated by the pandemic says Sweden. “We have seen several worrying signs of this – not least in Asia and the Pacific Region. The Government has therefore decided to allocate approximately USD…

China welcomes expansion of two-way trade and investment with Denmark

Wang Yi, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister said during a phone conversation with Jeppe Kofod, Danish Foreign Minister, that China welcomes the expansion of two-way trade and investment with Denmark. According to Wang Yi, Denmark and China’s bilateral ties have maintained good momentum for development since the establishment of the countries’ diplomatic relationship 70…