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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Hope and despair at the HLPF 2019

Reflections on the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) 2019, which this year reviewed some of the most challenging and transformative goals on inequalities, climate, peace and justice.

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The Foundation is hiring a Programme Manager for work related to multilateralism and international norms as well as the repositioning of the UN system. For more information please see below.

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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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