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This blog strives to catalyse dialogue and inspire change. In the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld it aims to generate new perspectives and ideas on global development and multilateral cooperation. The blog features writing from the Foundation’s own staff, as well as guest bloggers, and endeavors to be a space for those most affected by inequalities and injustice to also be heard.


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The peacemaker meets his match

The little-known connection between UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and trailblazing journalist Pauline Frederick.

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Civic freedoms decisive in leaving no one behind

In this blog post Matilda Hald contends that while civic space is increasingly restricted, it is crucial to the implementation of Agenda 2030.

Photo credit: Oskar Kullander for Interpeace Blog

Inclusive and peaceful societies—a view from Sweden

Ahead of the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, Sigrid Gruener and Matilda Hald underscore the importance of inclusivity in building a peaceful society.

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Young and female: the future mediators in conflicts?

In this blog post Lara Sievers argues young women have a unique contribution to make as mediators.

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Peacebuilding integral to humanitarian aid in Yemen

Sawsan Al Refai argues in this blog that peacebuilding should be seen as integral, not supplementary to humanitarian action in Yemen.

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Can Agenda 2030 change the norm?

If the UN wants to advance sustainable development and achieve the 2030 Agenda it needs to zero in on its normative work.