Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in 1962 in memory of the second UN Secretary-General, which aims to advance dialogue and policy for sustainable development and peace.

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On Leadership: The Art of Creating Public Value in the United Nations

In this paper, Bruce Jenks looks at what leadership means in the highly complex environment in which the United Nations operates.

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New data visualisations

Financing the UN development system

Explore the data from our report on UN financing in two interactive data visualisations. Here you can dive into the financial flows from the top contributors to UN entities over the past seven years and get a clearer picture of UN spending in crisis-affected countries.

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'Financing the UN Development System' report series


Financing the UN Development System: Time for Hard Choices

This is the fifth annual report on financing the UN development system produced by the Foundation and the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office.

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‘Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.’

I never discuss discussions.

‘Only he deserves power that everyday justifies it.’

“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny, but what we put into it is ours.” 

‘It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.’

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