Municipalities: Engage in Guaranteeing Human Rights

Democracy and human rights are under pressure in many countries. Even in Sweden, we must do more to guarantee human rights to everyone and to not take democracy for granted. Today is the UN’s International Democracy Day. Therefore, today, we urge municipalities and regions to shift their local work to strengthen human rights, in Sweden…

People protesting in Belarus

Response to Sida’s Decision on Belarus

Due to the recent events and actions by the government in Belarus, Sida has decided to freeze the remaining funds to the RWI Academic Cooperation in the country. See their Swedish press release here. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is a significant partner who we want to continue to collaborate with, but in these times we…

Invitation to Online Conference on Human Rights Education in Higher Education  

We hereby invite academics and students to an online conference to be held 29-31 October 2020 on the topic of Human Rights Education (HRE) in higher education.   Background and Objectives    Building on the work of leading academic institutions in Belarus over the last decade, and on RWI research and practical work on the implementation of international standards and good practices, the conference will provide a platform…

UN75 Raoul Wallenberg Institute

UN75: The World’s Largest Conversation on Our Future

Together we can learn from peoples across the world how we can improve in tackling the global challenges of our time – Secretary-General António Guterres. United Nations 75th Anniversary To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations is igniting a people’s debate: UN75. Launched by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, it promises to be the…