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.
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 […]
On 17-18 October, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation organized a high-level retreat outside New York to discuss ambitions and expectations for the 2015 review of UN’s peacebuilding architecture. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson opened the retreat, which drew together close to 40 Permanent Representatives, Ambassadors and senior UN officials.
On 7 November we will launch a new special issue of Development Dialogue. It juxtaposes a focus on development innovations and good practices, which are building positive change on the ground, with explorations of major global disorders threatening human communities and planetary life.
Annika Söder has been appointed State Secretary for Political Affairs (Kabinettsekreterare) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – as the first woman ever to hold the position.
During two years time we have been highlighting issues around the Post-2015 discussions by having a series of seminar together with the UNDP Nordic Office: “After 2015 – The road towards the next global development agenda”.
Staffan de Mistura delivered the lecture on the theme of humanitarian and peacekeeping operations in the UN.