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The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 2011


Public event: Sunday, 18 September 2011 16.00
Uppsala University Hall

This year’s lecture was given by Jan Eliasson, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, and former President of the UN General Assembly. The title of the lecture is Peace, Development and Human Rights: The Indispensable Connection.

Ambassador Eliasson’s lecture departs from The UN General Assembly statement in 2005 that Peace, Development and Human Rights are the three pillars on which to base international action. He points to their intrinsic relations. Eliasson also brings out how Hammarskjöld’s appreciation of nature and culture formed an organic link to diplomacy and international action.

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Download the lecture publication as pdf

View the lecture and Q&A-session

The lecture takes place exactly on the day 50 years after Hammarskjöld’s death in a plane crash in Ndola, present-day Zambia, on a mission to restore peace to Congo.

The Annual Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture is co-organised by Uppsala University and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. The lecture is free and includes a performance by Allmänna sången. The lecture will be filmed and available here on this webpage next week.

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| Posted in Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture, Other publications, Public events | 8 Comments
  • Maria Santoni

    I recently discovered about the forthcoming lecture in memory of
    Dag Hammarskjold and I have been dreaming of coming to Uppsala for such event.
    I read Vagmarken “Tracce di un cammino” in Italian, and
    reading such as the Lecture “The internqational civil servant in law and facts” delivered at Oxford Univ. in 1961.
    I was very much impressed when I was 20 years old by Dag
    Hammarskjold personality, and he has been an example
    and a guide column in my life.
    Thank you for the Foundation on his name. I may ask for papers if possible.
    Maria Santoni, Firenze Italy

    • http://www.fredskontakt-uppsala,net Gunnar Ekegaerd

      Such a great event must be video-filmed and availabel at YouTube
      filmed by TV Uppsala

    • Webmaster

      Yes the lecture will be filmed and uploaded to this page. It will not however be available on youtube since they for the most part only allow for films to be ten minutes or less. It will therefore be hosted by http://www.vimeo.com

    • Gisela

      Ciao Maria,
      I live in France and I am a passionate Dag H. friend .I speak swedish and was several times in Uppsala and visited places he lived, also Backåkra in southern Sweden . Dag was an outstanding person and I read other books about him to understand “Vägmärken ” bättre . Maybe we can exchange our thoughts about him and his ideas a bit . Would be lovely .
      I am just beginning to learn italian …

      Tanti saluti,


  • http://www.knotofstone.com Nicolaas Vergunst

    I am curious to hear what Jan Eliasson says today about the cultural/diplomatic links in Dag Hammarskjold’s life and how these brought about a balance in internalional affairs in the Cold War era.

    There is an intrinsic historical link, too, which puts Hammarskjold in a fresh perspective. As a Swede he is essentially a citizen of the World: a man who stands for both action and reflection, a role model for both political leaders and social thinkers today. See http://www.knotofstone.com/blog/

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