Our Work

The work of the Foundation is centred around five different programme areas. More information can found about what we do under each programme area below.

Featured activities

The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture
The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture is given in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, and in recognition of the values that inspired him as Secretary-General.
Implementing Agenda 2030
Through a series of seminars, in cooperation with UNDP Sweden, we explore the opportunities and challenges arising in the implementation of Agenda 2030.
Blog: Markings of Change
This blog strives to catalyse dialogue and inspire change. In the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld it aims to generate new perspectives and ideas on global development and multilateral cooperation.
Applying Sustaining Peace Workshop Series
The Foundation has launched a workshop series to support better understanding of recent sustaining peace resolutions and the actions needed to implement them.
Kofi Annan / Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture
An annual lecture honours both Secretaries-General for their unflinching support to ensuring global justice, peace and respect for human rights.
How does the UN choose its leader?
How much do you really know about the selection of the UN Secretary-General and the previous officeholders? Find out in our new quiz!