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Women in Conflict in Burma/Myanmar
Posted 3 days ago

Burma/Myanmar is home to the world’s longest­running armed conflicts. The current peace process between the central government and minority ethnic armies is historical, and peace a prerequisite for a successful democratic transition. Yet fighting continues, with serious consequences for civilian populations; since 2011 more than 100 000 people have fled their homes in Kachin and…

Women in Conflict in Burma/Myanmar
Almedalen - our activities during a week
Posted 55 days ago

During the annual week of political discussions in Almedalen, Visby, Sweden the foundation – together with many other organisations that work on global issues, development cooperation and peace – participated in several activities. You can watch all our events online here on our website if you missed them in real life, links below (all activities…

Almedalen – our activities during a week of political discussions
Nya utvecklingsmålen: Gemensamma värderingar? Gemensamt ansvar?
Posted 143 days ago

Vi närmar oss snabbt 2015 då FN:s medlemsländer ska formulera nya utvecklingsmål. Debatterna om vilka indikatorer och mål som ska inkluderas är många. Tiden börjar dessutom rinna ut för att få med alla önskemål och förhandlingarna i New York och på andra platser hårdnar. Speciellt frågan om för vem de nya utvecklingsmålen ska gälla är…

Nya utvecklingsmålen: Gemensamma värderingar? Gemensamt  ansvar?
Global food governance – development dialogue paper no.7
Posted 153 days ago

‘Due to a lack of broad global governance structures for food security; food and agriculture is today largely managed by actors promoting a discourse of trade liberalisation and a “new green revolution”, which has many drawbacks, especially for small-scale farmers (smallholders)’, argues Josefin Smeds in this Paper. Many small-scale farmers and civil society actors offer…

Global food governance – Development Dialogue paper no.7
Inclusivity in Peacebuilding – Development Dialogue paper no.6
Posted 198 days ago

Do internationally supported peacebuilding initiatives manage to reach all of the people engaged in and affected by conflict? How can the international community move beyond token engagement of local stakeholders to support a peace that is genuinely locally owned and locally led? Without youth participation, information sharing, reconciliation and focus both on local and national…

Inclusivity in Peacebuilding – Development Dialogue paper no.6

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Older Persons and the Post-2015 agenda – a sub-Saharan African’s perspective

Development dialogue paper no.10 | June 2014
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There are multiple priorities under consideration in the post-2015 development agenda. If however, we are to approach the dialogue through a life-cycle lens, then the issues related to ageing and the demographic shifts cannot be left behind. Globally, by 2030, persons aged 60 and above (older persons) will outnumber children under the age of 10. As planning for the post-2015 era continues, there is a need to reassess our current policies and practice so that they are made fit for purpose in a greying world.
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Post-2015 and the Poison Threads – Shift the Gaze | Development Dialogue paper no.9

Development dialogue paper no.9 | May 2014
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In this paper Amitabh Behar talks about the ‘golden threads’ of global development versus the ‘poison threads‘, the latter according to Behar are the real causes of endemic poverty, growing inequality and exclusion. ‘The global leadership and the UN face the sizable challenge of making a historic choice between continuing the legacy and hegemony of neoliberalism or of weaving together a “new deal” which is truly transformative and puts the poor and ordinary citizens at the center’, says Behar in the paper.
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So Rich, Yet So Poor | Seminar in Stockholm June 4


Public event: Wednesday, 4 June 2014 09.00
Medelhavsmuséet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

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Margot Wallström, former UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Saidou Arji from Publish What You Pay will speak on Natural Resources in the context of the Post-2015 agenda. Many countries in the Global South are richly blessed with minerals and natural resources. Despite this, they are extremely poor in terms of human development and rank among the lowest on the Human Development Index. Africa as a whole accounts for approximately 12% of the world’s oil reserves, 40% of its gold, 80-90% of chromium and platinum metals and 85% of phosphate reserves. Still, very little of the profits from the extractive industry tend to stay on the continent.
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Webinar | Addressing measurement challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals


Public event: Wednesday, 4 June 2014 10:00-11:30 (EDT)

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United Nations DESA/DSD and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation invite you to a webinar on the topic of Addressing measurement challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals June 4 10.00-11.30 (EDT) with Dr. Sakiko Fuduka-Parr and Dr. Danny Sriskandarajah. The way we define and interpret development is closely linked to what we measure and how we measure it. This seminar explores how to best report on progress regarding sustainable development initiatives, especially looking ahead at the High Level Political Forum and the post-2015 framework.
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Presentation of the book: Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency


Public event: Monday, 19 May 2014 19:00
Uppsala university house, Room IX

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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.
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