Programme area: Building Peace

Celebrating youth’s role in peace and security efforts

After feeling unequally treated for her gender in schools, Minna was inspired to do something and bring men into the conversation on how to realise gender equality. Nathan films and screens documentaries to facilitate conversations on what is needed to address inequality and violence in his hometown of Fortaleza, Brazil. These young peacebuilders started the […]

Remembering Kofi Annan

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

Construct peace: training on dialogue and mediation

‘Ours is the work of reconciliation and realistic construction.’ Dag Hammarskjöld said in accepting his election as Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1953. Today the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation works with many who seek to live out this legacy in small and large ways: working on reconciliation, realistically constructing peace and supporting development around the […]

Youth perspectives from the global North – The relevance of SCR 2250 in Sweden

While Sweden is considered one of the world’s most peaceful states, the country is not immune to challenges of xenophobia, racism, polarisation, discrimination, criminal activity and economic inequality. Despite these and other barriers to inclusion, youth in Sweden are actively involved in promoting peace and security.

Girls banging the drum for peace

A conversation between two feminists about being young and advocating for youth engagement in peacebuilding.