Each year, between the big Conferences of the Parties (COP), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Bonn, Germany. Within the scope of the UNFCCC, experts and governments from all over the world come together to discuss recent developments in Climate Change (now also referred to as the Climate Crisis)…

I have always been interested in journalism and freedom of expression, but after my internship at the European Federation of Journalists, I understood that the general situation of media freedom across Europe and the world is anything but positive. Journalists’ rights are under threat in a lot of countries, including my own. As a young…

Prides occur all year long, however, June specifically is known as Pride Month due to the many Pride events taking place at this time of the year. Prides emerge and grow all over the world, and yet they are often criticized for not having a political purpose anymore. How did Pride emerge in the first…

There are over 68.5 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes – with 25.4 million of them being officially classified as refugees. Most have been displaced for years. Millions of refugees globally continue to live through a litany of suffering, humiliation, injustice, racism, discrimination, slavery and obstacles that get…

By: Laura Fagerlund, Perla Hernandez and Larissa Saar On December 2nd, COP24 began in Katowice, Poland. Thousands of people from different countries and sectors gathered to adopt the rulebook for the Paris Agreement. During the first week, Larissa Saar (JuLis) represented IFLRY at the conference, while Perla Hernandez (YLC), Laura Fagerlund (Svensk Ungdom) and Jonas…

This article is the part of a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. An introduction to the series can be found here. The United States of America (USA), is a federal republic and representative democracy in North America. It is the world’s fourth-largest country by land area and the third…

Until a few weeks ago, nobody was talking about the ‘Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’; a relatively unknown, non-binding UN document on international cooperation in the field of migration. In the last few weeks however, one state after another raised concerns or withdrew from the compact. Now it has become the centre…

This article is the introduction to a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. 2018 is an important year for climate action and for IFLRY’s Climate Change Programme. This month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report predicting the consequences of…