Our work

The work of the Foundation is guided by a vision and mission statement and is centered around four thematic focus areas.

Vision & Mission

Our vision

Our vision is a peaceful and just world where the fundamental values of the United Nations are universally applied

Our mission

Building on Dag Hammarskjöld’s legacy, our mission is to advance dialogue and policy for sustainable development and peace.

How we work


Expanding knowledge and encouraging change among policy-makers and practioners.


Neutral convening that facilitates dialogue, improves understanding and searches for common ground.


Supporting the generation of new ideas to spark debate and change.


Capacity-building and training that creates opportunities to learn, share and network.