Who does the Foundation work with?

We collaborate with a broad number of partners, including UN entities, UN member states, regional and international organisations, academic institutions and civil society organisations. We can engage in dialogue with all UN Member States, focusing on issues relevant to developing countries.

We have continually worked with and received funding from Swedish governments since 1962, regardless of political party/parties in leadership positions. As an independent foundation we never take instructions from any political or organisational entity.

With our engagement in international policy development, parts of our work involve political questions (e.g. the promotion of human rights or building and sustaining peace) and interactions with political actors. The Foundation itself has no affiliation with any political party, movement, or government in Sweden or internationally. Our engagement is guided by our commitment to uphold the UN charter and internationally agreed norms.