In this first of a series of blogs, the recently established Young UN network explain their purpose and call for a UN fit for the future.
Young people from around the world were recently drawn together by the Foundation to present their vision on how to prevent violence and sustain peace.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation returned to Almedalen for a fruitful week of political discussion and debate.
Sarah Smith makes the point that peacebuilding is not only about campaigning online – but also about sustainable projects on the ground.
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s Director Emeritus and current Senior Advisor, Henning Melber, engaged with students and scholars in Vienna a few days after the Climate Summit in Paris on the occasion of two events discussing issues related to development paradigms in times of climate change adaptations and the SDGs.
The resolution “Investigation into the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him” was passed in the General Assembly on 19 November.
The recently founded Italian association, Dag Today, organised a seminar on Hammarskjöld’s ideals, ethics and political and diplomatic action. Dr Henning Melber, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s Senior Advisor and Director Emeritus, gave a speech on Dag Hammarskjöld’s ethics as an international civil servant.
The president of the Republic of Tunisia, H.E. Mr Béji Caïd Essebsi visited Uppsala on 6 November as part of the official state visit.
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, organised a retreat at Greentree estate on 30-31 October to discuss and explore ways to identify and implement change resulting from the ongoing review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA).
In the evening of 27 October, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the stream of regular UN meetings gave way to a very different event in the great ECOSOC chamber.