Our work in this area contributes to greater knowledge of the UN in the multilateral system and its role in advancing the protection and governance of Global Public Goods.


This project works to strengthen an effective United Nations that is able to adapt to global challenges while living up to the purposes and principles of its Charter is essential for effective multilateralism. As is underscored in the Secretary-General’s 2021 report “Our Common Agenda” and corresponding processes aimed at the comprehensive reform of the UN system towards the Summit of the Future.

One main activity within this project is the annual Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture. Read more about it below.

Programmatic staff

Edit Morin-Kovacs

Programme Manager



Featured Event

Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture Series

In 1998 the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Uppsala University jointly instituted an annual lecture in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, one of the University’s illustrious alumni.

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Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt, September 2001.


Seminar series

UN Talks

This public seminar series co-hosted by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and UNDP Sweden aims to contribute to critical reflection on and deeper understanding of the role and work of the United Nations.

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