Programme area: Hammarskjöld’s Legacy

Exploring Dag Hammarskjöld’s engaged spirituality

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 […]

Commemorations for the 57th anniversary of Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

“In the footsteps of Dag Hammarskjöld” On Tuesday, 18 September, 57 years passed since Dag Hammarskjöld and the 15 persons accompanying him tragically died in a plane crash in Ndola, Zambia. To commemorate this and the legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld and his colleagues, the Foundation hosted and attended a number of commemorative events in Uppsala, New York […]

Remembering Kofi Annan

The world has been inspired by Kofi Annan’s life, leadership and legacy.

Commemoration for the 57th anniversary of Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

“In the footsteps of Dag Hammarskjöld” On Tuesday, 18 September, 57 years passed since Dag Hammarskjöld and the 15 persons accompanying him tragically died in a plane crash in Ndola, Zambia. To commemorate this and the legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld and his colleagues, the Foundation hosted and attended a number of commemorative events in Uppsala, New York […]

All talk and no action or no action without talk?

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.