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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‘Insights, inspiration and breaking down stereotypical barriers’

What is it like working as an international civil servant? Per Knutsson, Programme Director and Deputy Executive Director at the Foundation answered this question, sharing his experiences as well as his work during a lecture organised by the student organisation, the Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (FFK) at Lund University.

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2022 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 'Strength in our common humanity' by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J Mohammed at Uppsala University Hall on 23 February 2023.
A reference point on the laws, regulations, policies and guidelines of the international civil service.
Dag Hammarskjöld Commemorations 2021

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“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny, but what we put into it is ours.” 

I never discuss discussions.

‘Only he deserves power that everyday justifies it.’

‘Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.’

‘It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.’