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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2019 and 2021 Dag Hammarskjöld Lectures

This hybrid event, held on 17 September at Uppsala University Hall and online, will feature lectures by Christiana Figueres and Agnès Callamard.

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Latest publications


unds-2021 Publication

Financing the UN Development System: Time to Meet the Moment (2021)

This is the seventh 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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