Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

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The Dag Hammarskjöld centre in Uppsala, housing the secretariat of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation was created in 1962 as Sweden’s national memorial to Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary General of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in a plane crash on a mission to the Congo.[1] The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is situated in Uppsala, Sweden.

Its mission statement states: "By making possible the meeting of minds, experiences and perspectives through the organising of seminars and dialogues, the Foundation plays a catalysing role in the identification of new issues and the formulation of new concepts, policy proposals, strategies and work plans towards solutions. The Foundation seeks to promote in innovative ways on the debates on development, security and democracy, thereby continuously embarking on new themes in close collaboration with a wide and constantly expanding international network."

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