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.

Who was Dag Hammarskjöld?

Dag Hammarskjöld was the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving with courage and integrity from 1953 until his tragic death in 1961.

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Community voices are crucial in peacebuilding and climate conflict prevention

Local adaptation, social solidarity, climate migration and early prevention are some of the main issues Ngozi Amu talked about in her conversation with Orla Haughey.

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Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture with Amina J. Mohammed

On 23 February 2023 the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed held the 2022 Annual Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture in Uppsala: ‘Strength in our common humanity’:

The lecture was jointly hosted by Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Uppsala University.

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group. She was the process leader that delivered the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development global agreement and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prior to her UN appointment she was Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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ITDM 2023

The International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM) provides practitioners, policymakers and researchers with a unique opportunity to explore the use of dialogue and mediation in building and sustaining peace. It's jointly hosted by Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research (DPCR) Uppsala University. Apply by 8 May 2023.

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Latest publications


Intersectionality: Experiences, views and visions for change

Intersectionality from theory to practice.
25 authors share experiences, reflect on globally diverse contexts and strive to deepen the understanding of intersectional approaches, while recognising the persistence of multiple forms of discrimination in 13 articles.

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Communications Officer

We are recruiting a Communications Officer to accelerate and modernise our digital outreach and support our programmatic work. Apply by 21 May 2023.

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Financial and Administrative Officer

We are recruiting a Financial and Administrations Officer to our office in Uppsala. The deadline to apply is 21 May 2023. (Text in Swedish.)

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Dag Hammarskjöld Commemorations 2021

‘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.’