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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The Art of Leadership in the United Nations: Painting perspectives, staying true to principles

This publication brings together diverse perspectives on United Nations leadership.

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Vacancies


Head of Communications

We are recruiting a Head of Communications to spearhead our strategic communications and to lead the communications team. The Head of Communications oversees two communication staff and reports directly to the Executive Director, serving as part of the Foundation’s management team.

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Celebrating 60 years in 2022


Diamond Jubilee

Two days after Dag Hammarskjöld tragic death, a small, informal meeting was held at the highest level in the Swedish government to discuss how his contributions to international politics and development could be acknowledged and remembered. Six months later, in March 1962, The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation was officially formed.

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Dag Hammarskjöld Commemorations 2021

Latest publications


Publication

The Art of Leadership in the United Nations: Painting perspectives, staying true to principles

This publication brings together diverse perspectives on United Nations leadership.

Read more

‘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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