Meet the Swedish UN-family at Göteborg Book Fair

Event details

Date:26 September 2013 – 29 September 2013
Venue:Bok&Bibliotek, Göteborg, Sweden

The Foundation was present at Göteborg Book Fair where we had have a stand together with UNDP Nordic, Unicef Sweden, UNA Sweden and the Dag Hammarskjöld Library.

We also arranged two events (in Swedish).


Courage and Responsiblity

– what will it take to be a true global leader?

Thursday 26 September 15.40-16.00

Head of the Swedish Radio Theater (Radioteatern) Stina Oscarson talks with author Johan Norberg about what it will take to meet the global challenges we are faced with today. What will it demand from our leaders? Can we expect courage, leadership and responsibility?

Watch the debate between Stina Oscarson and Johan Norberg:

Does growth always lead to development?

UN Breakfast and Seminar

Saturday 28 September 09.15-10.00

Despite fast economic growth in many parts of the world poverty is not reduced to the same extent. Today three quarters of the world’s poorest live in middle income countries. How can we make sure the the next set of development goals will forcefully address this question of increasing inequality?



Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, Secretary-General Wateraid

Thomas Hammarberg, European Council Commissioner for Human Rights (2006-2012)

Claes Johansson, Statistical Expert, Unicef.

Moderator: Annika Söder, Executive Director Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.


The complete seminar programme for the Swedish UN family at Göteborg Book Fair (in swedish)

The International Square (“Internationella torget”) is part of the Göteborg Book Fair in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is a network of NGO’s, publishers, trade unions, businesses and agencies working with international issues and development co-operation.

Göteborg Book Fair is the biggest meeting place for the book trade in the Nordic countries. The first Fair was held in 1985 and had 5,000 visitors. Since then, it has grown year after year and in 2008 no fewer than 101,000 visits were registered during the four days. The 29th Book Fair takes place between 26-29 of September 2013 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Göteborg. This year, the Romanian literature will be in focus.