Newsletter March 2019

UN Talks on the Security Council:

What and who can influence its effectiveness?

In an increasingly polarised world, with intractable and protracted crises and conflicts posing serious obstacles to peace and development, the UN Security Council struggles to meet its primary responsibility for maintenance of international peace and security.

In this seminar, two experts with first-hand experience of the work of the Council will share their insights into its way of operating. They will discuss trends and priorities within the work of the Council; what issues are dealt with most successfully, comparing thematic processes with conflict-specific efforts; and where there are entry-points for civil society to engage.  Read More. 

You can sign up for the event here. 

The event will be livestreamed here. 

#UNtalks is a seminar series by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and UNDP Sweden with the aim to contribute to critical reflection and deeper understanding of the role and work of the United Nations.

When the Drugs Don’t Work

– Antibiotic Resistance as a Global Development Problem

Why is there a need to address antibiotic resistance in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals? Because antibiotics play a crucial role in many more areas of life than most people imagine. There are no quick fixes – antibiotic resistance is a systems failure and urgent action is needed.

New report from the Foundation and ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance. 

Sir Brian Urquhart 100 years

Sir Brian, one of the first staff members of the United Nations holds a special place in the UN organisation. He has been involved in the UN history from its inception in 1945 and through its development during the subsequent decades. He has become one of the most well-known international civil servants. While celebrating his 100th birthday, we also celebrate 100 years of international civil service, which was instituted along with the Covenant of the League of Nations. Read More.