Dag Hammarskjold Distinguished Lecture on Diplomacy and Peaceful Settlement of Disputes

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Date:
Thursday, November 14, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Location:
The Metropolitan Club
One East 60th Street
Floor 2
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

The Foreign Policy Association hosted the inaugural Dag Hammarskjold Distinguished Lecture on Diplomacy. This year's lecture was delivered by Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; former Special Envoy  for the Secretary-General to Darfur; and the first Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

Event Speakers

    • Ambassador Jan Eliasson - Speaker
      Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

      On 2 March 2012, Ambassador Jan Eliasson was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He took office as Deputy Secretary-General on 1 July 2012.

      Ambassador Eliasson was from 2007-2008 the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Darfur. Prior to this, Jan Eliasson served as President of the 60th session of the UN General Assembly. He was Sweden’s Ambassador to the US from September 2000 until July 2005. In March 2006, Mr. Eliasson was appointed Foreign Minister of Sweden and served in this capacity until the elections in the fall of 2006.

      Ambassador Eliasson served from 1994 to 2000 as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, a key position in formulating and implementing Swedish foreign policy. He was Sweden’s Ambassador to the UN in New York 1988-92, and also served as the Secretary-General’s Personal Representative for Iran/Iraq.

    • Ambassador Jan Eliasson