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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UN Talks on the Security Council: What and who can influence its effectiveness?

In this seminar, two experts with first-hand experience of the work of the Council will share their insights into its way of operating. They will discuss trends and priorities within the work of the Council; what issues are dealt with most successfully, comparing thematic processes with conflict-specific efforts; and where there are entry-points for civil society to engage.

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Roundtable discussions in New York


Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

Despite the spirit of the parallel resolutions 70/262 and 2282 and their endorsement of the term 'Sustaining Peace', there is still a gap in understanding what this means in practice and the implications of the changes called for at the regional and country levels. The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) are convening a series of roundtable discussions in New York on the topic of Sustaining Peace.

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Youth, peace and security


In September the Foundation organised an interactive workshop with young people from around Zambia in order to provide the space for action planning to build on Security Council Resolution 2250 and the global Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security. Hear what some of the participants have to say on youth, peace and security.

‘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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