Henrik Hammargren appointed new Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Henrik Hammargren as its new Executive Director. Hammargren comes to the Foundation with extensive experience from international development cooperation, having worked as a director at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and as an advisor at the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD). Hammargren replaces Annika Söder who was appointed State Secretary for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sweden in October.

Civil society consultations on UN Peace Reviews

Both the UN’s peace operations and the UN’s peacebuilding architecture are undergoing extensive reviews in 2015, which are expected to shape how the UN in the future will operate in these areas.

Civil society’s perspectives in UN renewal

This month the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation hosted a civil society roundtable in Geneva to discuss and debate the future positioning of the United Nations Development System (UNDS) in a post-2015 world.

Connected Risks, Connected Solutions: stepping up the challenge

What kind of governance is needed to efficiently handle the greatest challenges our planet is facing? This is the fundamental question which spurred on the report, “Connected Risks, Connected Solutions”, which launches tomorrow, 18 November, at a seminar in Stockholm.

Foto: Mikael Wallerstedt

Helen Clark asks: The Future We Want – Can We Make it a Reality?

Helen Clark, Head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and former New Zealand Prime Minister, delivered the 2014 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture, the 16th honoree to do so since the lecture series was instituted two decades ago. Calling upon the lecture’s namesake, she invoked Dag Hammarskjöld saying that he not only belongs to Sweden, but belongs to the world as one of the last century’s greatest Statesman.

Hidden Money, Hidden Resources: Financing Development with Transparency

From 13-16 October in Lima, Peru, “Hidden Money, Hidden Resources: Financing Development with Transparency” was co-convened by the Financial Transparency Coalition and the Red Latinoamericana sobre Deuda, Desarollo y Derechos (Latin American Network on Debt, Development and Rights), or Latindadd. Constructed as a two-day conference bookended by a smaller orientation and strategy session for journalists […]