UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon recently gave this year’s Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture, with the heading: Evolving threats, timeless values: the United Nations in a changing global landscape.

This year’s lecture was held in the ‘Blue Hall’ of Stockholm City Hall for invited guests and students, including H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, among others. For those who were unable to make the proceedings, the lecture can be watched online.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture has been given every year since 1998 in commemoration of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second UN Secretary-General, and the values that Dag Hammarskjöld championed through his work: engagement, humanism, and international solidarity and cooperation. The event is arranged jointly by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Uppsala University. Read more about the lecture.

We naturally miss the Grand Auditorium now that it is undergoing renovations, but the Blue Hall in Stockholm City Hall lined with the massed standards of the Uppsala students proved a suitably grand replacement. Thank you for having us.

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