Blog

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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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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Life described through poetry

On World Poetry Day we spoke with Kai Falkman, former Swedish Ambassador and President of the Swedish Haiku Society, about Dag Hammarskjöld's celebrated poetry.

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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.

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Is youth engagement in peacebuilding really just a click away?

Sarah Smith makes the point that peacebuilding is not only about campaigning online - but also about sustainable projects on the ground.

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Bringing multilateralism back to the future

Lisa Orrenius argues that the world is in need of a multilateralism that builds on the past but is fit for the future.