Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

Presentation of the book: Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency (Cambridge University Press 2014)

Pressmeddelande   •   Maj 19, 2014 13:37 CEST

Presentation of the book: Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency (Cambridge University Press 2014)

We invite you to a discussion in the spirit of UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961) who shaped many of the fundamental principles and practices of the United Nations as the most relevant international organisation in terms of global governance and normative frameworks.

We will also take the opportunity to launch a book that both pays tribute to and is a critical review of Hammarskjöld’s values and legacies. Contributions to the volume examine his approach, investigate his visions and explore his achievements and failures.

Some aspects of the ‘Hammarskjöld approach’ are introduced in their relevance for global policy and ethics today, documenting Hammarskjöld’s legacy in its current relevance more than 50 years after his death.

Henning Melber is the editor of the book “Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency”. Henning Melber is Senior Advisor at Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. He is also Extraordinary Professor at both the University of Pretoria and at the Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation catalyses dialogue and action for a socially and economically just, environmentally sustainable, democratic and peaceful world. In the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld we aim to generate new perspectives and ideas on global development and multilateral cooperation. We build bridges between actors and provide space for those most affected by inequalities and injustice.