Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s Director Emeritus and current Senior Advisor, Henning Melber, engaged with students and scholars in Vienna a few days after the Climate Summit in Paris on the occasion of two events discussing issues related to development paradigms in times of climate change adaptations and the SDGs.
The resolution “Investigation into the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him” was passed in the General Assembly on 19 November.
The recently founded Italian association, Dag Today, organised a seminar on Hammarskjöld’s ideals, ethics and political and diplomatic action. Dr Henning Melber, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s Senior Advisor and Director Emeritus, gave a speech on Dag Hammarskjöld’s ethics as an international civil servant.
The president of the Republic of Tunisia, H.E. Mr Béji Caïd Essebsi visited Uppsala on 6 November as part of the official state visit.
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, organised a retreat at Greentree estate on 30-31 October to discuss and explore ways to identify and implement change resulting from the ongoing review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA).
In the evening of 27 October, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the stream of regular UN meetings gave way to a very different event in the great ECOSOC chamber.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation organised a writer’s workshop for a select group of academics, practitioners and policy analysts who have been closely following and contributing to the UN Peacebuilding, Peace Operations and Security Council Resolution 1325 Reviews, to discuss the conclusions, recommendations and options presented in the reports from the three processes.
Dag Hammarskjöld is portrayed on the 1000-krona banknote that was launched in October by the Swedish Riksbank.
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).
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.