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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‘Encourage leadership, participation and engagement from Persons with Disabilities’

During 2023 we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In observation of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, Renata Juliotti founder of Inclusive Agency, journalist, teacher and lecturer, member of the Society for Disability Studies was in conversation with Edit Morin-Kovacs.

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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.
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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.’