Our work in this area seeks to inspire constructive dialogue on how to foster visionary and principled leadership in the United Nations.
The UN’s ability to effectively address current global challenges and to implement its Charter in a rapidly changing and multi-polar world requires principled leadership.
This project contributes to strengthening the UN’s leadership systems and practices, in and across the UN Secretariat as well as agencies funds and programmes, and to reinforce the relevance of the International Civil Service today.
The Art of Leadership in the United Nations
This publication 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.Read the publication
The International Civil Service: A Reference Compendium for United Nations PersonnelRead the publication
Leadership Blog Series
100 Years of International Civil Service
This publication series commemorates 100 years of international civil service, which originated in 1919 with the birth of the League of Nations.Explore
Deep Dive leadership training
Self-discovery and ethical reflections on leadership at Hammarskjöld’s summer home
In this Q&A with Ariane Sabet and Henrik Hammargren, learn about the ‘Deep Dive’ leadership training held for senior UN staff at Hammarskjöld’s Backåkra.Read the blog post
Informal leadership exchanges
Feminist Leadership in Our World Today and Tomorrow
In June 2020 the Foundation and TrustWorks Global convened an informal exchange on the concept and practices of feminist leadership, bringing together 16 individuals working in civil society organisations, think tanks, the UN and Permanent Missions.Read a summary