As a 13-year-old girl, I stood outside the United Nations headquarters in New York and looked at the building in awe. This was the organisation that brought the world together. It was here that state boundaries, political affiliations and individual status were momentarily forgotten and everyone worked together to protect some of the most vulnerable […]
Does the way choose us, or are we as individuals at liberty to have the freedom to choose the way? I was left with that fundamental question to contemplate upon reading the recently released book edited by Hans Kristian Simensen. This carefully crafted volume is based on earlier meditations by Archbishop Emeritus K.G. Hammar on […]
Peacekeeping will struggle to be successful if it is not viewed as legitimate by host country populations, donors, troop contributing countries and other beneficiaries. But it will equally struggle to be successful if it is not viewed as legitimate by DPKO staff themselves.
In this blog Ecuadorian mediator Alicia Arias Salgado explains the crucial role of civil society in managing conflict within the country’s complex political context.
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.
Here Francine Pickup and David Soukhasing explain why the UN must team up with the financial sector and outline what UN policies need to change.
In this blog Alec Forss argues that continued civil society engagement is critical for sustaining peace in Northern Ireland.
In this Q&A with Peder Hammarskiöld, we discover the history and artefacts behind Hammarskjöld’s Backåkra which just reopened to the public.
A conversation between two feminists about being young and advocating for youth engagement in peacebuilding.
In this blog Love Calissendorff looks at Hammarskjöld engagement in the West Asia North African Region, defining the relevance of his approach from 50 years ago.