“’Something to live for, great enough to die for’ – UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld Revisited” was the theme of a panel organized by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation at the Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) in The Hague/Netherlands. The Special Lunch Panel was held on 13 June at […]
We learn with shock and disbelief about the sudden passing away of Praful Bidwai. As courageous public intellectual he advocated the true meaning and values of humanity, international solidarity and social justice. As a board member of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation during the first decade of this century he represented civil society at its best. […]
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are expected to define an ambitious and bold development agenda, following the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist on development financing and UNDP’s focal point for the upcoming Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, spoke about the financing of this new, post-2015 development agenda during a seminar organised by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and UNDP Nordic office in Stockholm in June.
This month, as part of the “Stand Up for Truth” tour, a group prominent whistleblowers – Daniel Ellsberg, Thomas Drake, Coleen Rowley and Jesselyn Raddack shared their stories at a roundtable in the Swedish Parliament calling for the strengthening protection of whistleblowers. The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation co-organized the event with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation who, in 2006, awarded Daniel Ellsberg the Right Livelihood Award.
The annual Uppsala Health Summit was organised on 2-3 June and the theme for this year was antibiotic resistance. The 180 invited experts discussed concrete action and next steps on the many interlinked issues concerning antibiotic resistance. The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation co-organised the workshop “Access, not Excess – Rational Use of Antibiotics”.
On 1-2 June, the annual conference EAT Stockholm Food Forum welcomed a broad range of global stakeholders to discuss solutions to sustainable food consumption and the development of a food road map to 2050 when the world’s population is believed to amount to 9 billion. Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation participated in the conference and co-organised a workshop on “The Protein Puzzle: The Future of Protein Consumption”. These activities were carried out within the Foundation’s programme Global Disorders, where antibiotics resistance and global governance are particularly relevant to the discussion.
On 29-30 May, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, together with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (ECOSOC), organised a high-level meeting outside New York on the subject of UN reform. The meeting marked the culmination of the first phase of an intensive dialogue process among the UN member states and the UN development system on the future of the UN development system in light of the imminent post-2015 development agenda.
Today, data is generated much more widely and frequently than before, thanks to greater awareness of data use, the evolution of software, and better technical and analytical tools. This data revolution is paving the way for profound transformations in how we approach development, analyse the challenges and better monitor the sustainable development goals.
Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas delivered the lecture on the theme “The Continuing Challenges of Peace and Security in Africa: A West African Perspective”.
“Financing the UN Development System: Getting it Right for a Post-2015 World”, jointly prepared by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, underlines that the new development agenda will require not only additional resources but also the use of a wider range of financing instruments and mechanisms to meet the challenges of an ambitious set of universal sustainable development goals (SDGs).