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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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Hammarskjöld: A role model for ethical leadership

Although more than half a century has passed since Hammarskjöld’s death, he is still an inspiration for principled leadership. Why is this?

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Open the books!

Why we need to open budgets and doors to budgetary engagement to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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What can a student of International Relations learn from Dag Hammarskjöld?

In this blog post our communications intern reflects on how Dag Hammarskjöld and his teachings are relevant to students today.

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Why youth engagement isn’t just about age

Ahead of International Youth Day, Sarah Smith calls for inclusive youth engagement that goes beyond age and breaks current cycles of marginalisation.

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Kicking up dust, as well as change

In this blog Muneinazvo Kujeke explains how Zimbabwean youth can nip the country's political conflict in the bud and prevent conflict ahead of elections next...

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The peacemaker meets his match

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