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Goals for the Rich – Making the next development agenda relevant and aspirational for all

Many people argue that the next set of development goals must be formulated for all countries and not – as the current MDGs – primarily focus on the developing world. With natural systems under severe stress and resource scarcity threatening the right to development of the world’s poor, is it time to devise goals involving the rich?

How can we build a new global development agenda?

What will it take for the world’s nations to agree and commit to the next set of development goals – relevant and aspirational for all? What are the lessons learned from the current MDGs? How can we ensure that the post-2015 agenda is rooted in the needs of the poor, avoiding a northern and technocratic makeup?

Women’s participation in the sustainable world by Tarja Halonen

The 2012 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture: Tarja Halonen, former president of Finland visited Uppsala on May 6, to give the 2013 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture. Almost 500 people came to the Uppsala University Hall to hear President Halonen speak on the topic of women’s role in the sustainable world.

Peace, development and human rights by Jan Eliasson

The 2011 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture: This year’s lecture was given by Jan Eliasson, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, and former President of the UN General Assembly. The title of the lecture is Peace, Development and Human Rights: The Indispensable Connection.

Genocide prevention by Francis Deng

The 2010 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture: Genocide Prevention – A Challenge of Constructive Management of Diversity by Francis Deng, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide.

Can the international community meet the challenges ahead of us? by Martti Ahtisaari

The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 2008: Can the International Community Meet the Challenges Ahead of Us? “It’s easy to feel desperate when thinking about the challenges facing the international community and how to meet them. But in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld, let’s not shy away from the difficult”, said Ahtisaari in his speech.