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Intersectionality: Experiences, views and visions for change

Intersectionality from theory to practice.
25 authors share experiences, reflect on globally diverse contexts and strive to deepen the understanding of intersectional approaches, while recognising the persistence of multiple forms of discrimination in 13 articles.

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Flagship Series: Financing the UN Development System

Time to Meet the Moment

Read the seventh annual report on financing the UN development system produced by the Foundation and the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office.

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The Art of Leadership in the UN

Framing What's Blue

This publication frames the bigger picture of UN leadership. It strives to stimulate a conversation on how UN leadership could be enhanced to ensure its relevance and strengthen its impact at a time when both the UN and multilateralism are being tested.

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The International Civil Service

A Reference Compendium for UN Personnel

This compendium is designed to serve as a reference point on the laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that relate directly to the international civil service.

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Special reissue

The International Civil Servant in Law and in Fact

A reissue of the notable lecture delivered by Dag Hammarskjöld at Oxford in May 1961. In the lecture Hammarsköld details the legal principles for the international civil service and underscores the importance of its international character and independence.

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Dag Hammarskjöld in Oxford

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Publication series

100 years of International Civil Service

This series commemorates the first century of the international civil service, which originated in 1919 with the birth of the League of Nations. It features inspirational and reflective think pieces on the concept of the international civil service by former and present United Nations officials, as well as representatives from civil society and academia.

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Flagship series

Development Dialogue

The Development Dialogue series has been published by the Foundation since 1972. It focuses on how to generate new perspectives and ideas on global development and multilateral cooperation.

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