Programme area: UN Renewal

Almedalsveckan 2016

We will be hosting six events together with partners at the annual Almedalsveckan in Visby, Gotland.

What’s in a word?

Bold reform and new thinking is needed if the UN wants to stay on top as the world’s premier global institution.

From an MDG World to an SDG/GPG World: Why the United Nations should embrace the concept of Global Public Goods

In this Development Dialogue Paper, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s Senior Advisor Bruce Jenks argues that introducing and implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) brings an opportunity to discuss the world’s response to global challenges and to rethink positions on global public goods (GPGs).

UNDS Renewal Resource Collection

  Welcome to the newest section of the UNDS Renewal Programme. This collection of core documents, websites and articles informs our work and the current reform-related debate.  Check back for frequent updates.   Key documents Quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system (QCPR) Secretary General 2016 report on Quadrennial […]

In the World We Want, What UN Do We Want?

On 29-30 May, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, together with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (ECOSOC), organised a high-level meeting outside New York on the subject of UN reform. The meeting marked the culmination of the first phase of an intensive dialogue process among the UN member states and the UN development system on the future of the UN development system in light of the imminent post-2015 development agenda.

2015: Financing the UN Development System: Key emerging trends

This Development Dialogue paper draws attention to three key emerging and evolving financing trends that are of particular relevance to the UNDS: the growth of issue-based multi-agency pooled financing; the challenge of leveraging official development assistance (ODA); and the role of innovative finance.