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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Duty to shout? A debate on international civil servants in today’s world

While impartiality is easy to define in the abstract, it is much more difficult to operationalise when it comes to the everyday choices facing UN personnel.

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Dialogue in Peacebuilding

Understanding Different Perspectives

In 2019 we invited peace advocates from the MENA region and beyond to share their peacebuilding perspectives in a Development Dialogue volume. We are happy to announce the launch of the Arabic version of the publication.

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New publication

The International Civil Service: A Reference Compendium for United Nations Personnel

This compendium is designed to serve as a reference point on the laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that relate directly to the international civil service (ICS).

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'Financing the UN Development System' report series


Financing the UN Development System: Time to Walk the Talk (2020)

This is the sixth 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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