2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted

More than 150 world leaders attended the UN Sustainable Development Summit at the UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda for the world. The historic new agenda, entitled “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” agreed upon by the 193 Member States of the United Nations, includes 17 concrete Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Dag Hammarskjöld’s legacy in special issue of UN Chronicle

Executive Director Henrik Hammargren’s article on Dag Hammarskjöld’s legacy has been published in a special double issue of the UN Chronicle, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations.

Remembering Hammarskjöld (29/07/1905-18/09/1961)

In the night of September 17 to 18, 1961, the plane ‘Albertina’ crashed under hitherto un-clarified circumstances when approaching the Northern Rhodesian mining town of Ndola. On board were the UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and 15 others. Dag Hammarskjöld is buried in the family grave in Uppsala. His legacy has survived. “In this 70th anniversary […]

International Seminar Series: Resilience and the Prevention of Violent Conflicts

In preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2015, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, in cooperation with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Stockholm Resilience Centre jointly organise an international seminar series on the topics Resilience and Conflict Prevention.

Tribute to Marc Nerfin

Marc Nerfin was born on 26 September 1930 in Switzerland and passed away in his home in Paris on 15 August in the loving care of his beloved wife Joy Assefa. He was a visionary thinker in the international development dialogue and provided major contributions to the work for a fair, equal and sustainable world […]

New journal series published: Addressing the Global Threat of Antibiotics Resistance (ABR)

The recently launched Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics Summer 2015 issue focuses on “Antibiotic Resistance” (ABR) and includes a series of articles detailing the need for global collective action for ABR and what tools are needed to achieve it. The series sought input from experts from a diverse range of academic and professional disciplines – each of whom brings a unique perspective to advancing global health. This series was supported by ReAct, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.