Civil Society input to peacebuilding and UN Peace Operations

During March 11-13 the DHF co-hosted a series of events in New York that facilitated civil society representatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America to provide input to the UN Peace Operations Review and the UN Peacebuilding Architecture Review. These events were organised by members of the NGO Peacebuilding Group in New York together with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).

Can legal mechanisms curb antimicrobial resistance?

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation hosted a two-day writers’ workshop to facilitate action towards an international legal mechanism on antimicrobial resistance. The meeting also served as a peer-review process for authors contributing to a journal series that will be published shortly.

Henrik Hammargren appointed new Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Henrik Hammargren as its new Executive Director. Hammargren comes to the Foundation with extensive experience from international development cooperation, having worked as a director at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and as an advisor at the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD). Hammargren replaces Annika Söder who was appointed State Secretary for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sweden in October.

Civil society consultations on UN Peace Reviews

Both the UN’s peace operations and the UN’s peacebuilding architecture are undergoing extensive reviews in 2015, which are expected to shape how the UN in the future will operate in these areas.

Civil society’s perspectives in UN renewal

This month the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation hosted a civil society roundtable in Geneva to discuss and debate the future positioning of the United Nations Development System (UNDS) in a post-2015 world.

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.