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 […]

“No change happens without ownership” – Advancing preparations for the 2015 comprehensive review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture

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.

New book: Global Disorders – a New Global Order?

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.

Seminar series on the world after 2015

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”.