The 2019 and 2021 Dag Hammarskjöld Lectures

To the left: Christiana Figueres. Till the right: Agnès Callamard.
To the left: Christiana Figueres. To the right: Agnès Callamard.

The 2019 and 2021 Dag Hammarskjöld Lectures took place on 17 September at 14:00. This year’s event featured two lectures. The first by Christiana Figueres, whose 2019 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture was postponed, and the second by Agnès Callamard, the 2021 lecturer. The event was livestreamed.

Christiana Figueres, an internationally recognized leader on global climate change, delivered her lecture titled ‘Leadership for the decisive decade’. Thereafter the lecture titled ‘A global compact for a world beyond COVID-19’ was delivered by Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of  Amnesty International.

Read more about the lecturers Christiana Figueres and Agnès Callamard on the website of the Dag Hammarskjöld foundation

The Dag Hammarskjöld lecture is an annual event since 1998 and is held in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, the UN's Second Secretary-General, and the values ​​Hammarskjöld stood for in his work: commitment, humanism and international solidarity and cooperation. The event is organized together by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Uppsala University.


Welcome by Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt

Presentation of the 2019 and 2021 lecturers by Peter Wallensteen

"Leadership for the decisive decade", 2019 Lecture by Christiana Figueres

" A global compact for a world beyond COVID-19", 2021 Lecture by Agnès Callamard

Dialogue ‘Global solutions to global problems: How do we get there? Moderated by Peter Wallensteen

Presentation of medals

Last modified: 2021-09-17