This year Sweden celebrates 70 years in the UN. And for as many years, Sweden has supported peacebuilding efforts, through its national membership but also through all of the Swedes who work under the UN flag out in the field. Malin Herwig is one of these people.

Dag Hammarskjöld was a world citizen. During his period as Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1953 until his death in 1961, he became known as an efficient and dedicated international civil servant.

Today, more than 50 years after his death, Dag Hammarskjöld serves as a role model for many international workers, especially civil servants.

May 12-13, experts, organisations and decision-makers from around the world are gathering in Stockholm. On the agenda is one of the greatest challenges facing the international community: the number of wars and conflicts in the world is once again on the rise after years of a downward trend. To reverse this trend, it is essential that both donors and conflict-affected countries are prepared to deal with the root causes of conflicts. Sweden will therefore take on a leading role internationally, and systematically conduct conflict analysis of all the countries receiving Swedish aid.

Minister Lövin: Political inclusion is key for sustainable peace, but the need for inclusion also applies to security, justice, and other efforts to promote sustainable development.