The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture

The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture is given in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, and in recognition of the values that inspired him as Secretary-General.


 

The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture is given in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, and in recognition of the values that inspired him personally and as Secretary-General – compassion, humanism and commitment to international solidarity and cooperation.

The invited speaker should be an outstanding international personality who in significant and innovative ways contributes to a more just, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world through valuable achievements in politics or research.

The Annual Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture is co-organised by Uppsala University and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. The University has also instituted a special medal, which is only bestowed upon the Dag Hammarskjöld lecturers. The medal was created by the artist Annette Rydström and in bronze shows Dag Hammarskjöld’s portrait, as well as a handshake, the old symbol of Concordia, representing Hammarskjöld’s diplomatic efforts. 

All Dag Hammarskjöld Lectures

The 2016 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon delivered the lecture on the theme “Evolving Threats, Timeless Values: The United Nations in a Changing Global Landscape”.

The 2015 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by José Ramos-Horta

José Ramos-Horta delivered the lecture on the theme “Preventing conflicts, Building Durable Peace”.

Foto: Mikael Wallerstedt

The 2014 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Helen Clark

Helen Clark delivered the lecture on the theme “The Future We Want – Can We Make It a Reality?”.

The 2013 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Margot Wallström

Margot Wallström delivered the lecture on the theme: “Sexual Violence in Conflicts”.

The 2012 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Tarja Halonen

Tarja Halonen delivered the lecture on the theme “Women’s Participation in the Sustainable World”.

The 2011 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Jan Eliasson

Jan Eliasson delivered the lecture on the theme “Peace, Development and Human Rights”.

The 2010 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Francis Deng

Francis Deng delivered the lecture on the theme: “Genocide Prevention – A Challenge of Constructive Management of Diversity”.

The 2009 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Karen AbuZayd

Karen AbuZayd delivered the lecture on the theme “Rights, Justice and United Nations Values Reflections through a Palestine Refugee Prism”.

The 2008 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Martti Ahtisaari

Martti Ahtisaari delivered the lecture on the theme: “Can the International Community Meet the Challenges Ahead of Us?”

The 2007 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Sture Linnér and Sverker Åström

Sture Linnér and Sverker Åström delivered the lecture in Swedish on the theme: “Generalsekreteraren Hammarskjöld – Personliga erfarenheter och reflektioner”.

The 2005 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Hans Blix

Hans Blix delivered the lecture on the theme “UN Reform and World Disarmament”.

The 2004 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Noeleen Heyzer

Noeleen Heyzer delivered the lecture on the theme “Women, War and Peace”.

The 2003 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Mamphela Ramphele

Mamphela Ramphele delivered the lecture on the theme: “Courage, commitment and capacity building on Dag Hammarskjöld’s legacy”.

The 2002 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Lakhdar Brahimi

Lakhdar Brahim delivered the lecture on the theme “The Rule of Law at Home and Abroad”.

The 2001 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan delivered the lecture on the theme: “Dag Hammarskjöld and the 21st Century”.

The 2000 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Brian Urquhart

Brian Urquhart delivered the lecture on the theme “Between Sovereignty and Globalisation: Where does the United Nations fit in?”

The 1998 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson delivered the lecture on the theme: “Human Rights: Challenges for the 21st Century”.