Who governs the Foundation?

We are an autonomous non-governmental organisation with an international board of trustees that governs the work of the Foundation in line with our Statutes. The Statutes of the Foundation were endorsed by the King-in-Council of Sweden on 2 March 1962, establishing an independent foundation operating in accordance with Swedish law.

The Board of Trustees consists of nine members and it includes persons with connections to: the office of the United Nations’ Secretary-General, Uppsala University, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Association of Swedish Higher Education, and the Hammarskjöld family.

The Board adopts an Annual Plan that provides the basis for the work carried out by the Foundation.