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WESP 2020 Library Event

World Economy on the Cusp of a New Decade

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Topics: Events

On 23 January 2020, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library held this year’s debut Insight Series about the recently launched UN flagship publication World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020.

Dag Hammarskjöld Library joint event with IFLA

Partnerships for Development

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Topics: Events

Partnerships for Development – What Role for Libraries?

A panel of experts and policy-makers explored this question at an event organized by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library in collaboration with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

Visit by Metropolitan Museum Watson Library

Visit by Metropolitan Museum Watson Library

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Topics: Events

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library recently welcomed colleagues from the Metropolitan Museum’s Thomas J. Watson Library for a tour of the Library.  

UN Photo

Kofi Annan declassified: preserving his legacy

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Topics: Events, Resources

When former Secretary-General Kofi Annan completed his 10-year-term at the head of the Organization, he left behind 1,200 boxes of records – a literal flood of memos, letters, and handwritten notes.  Several of his close collaborators, UN Archives staff and a lecturer at City College came together at an event hosted by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library to talk about how those records were brought out into the open.

OpenCon 2018 at UN Headquarters

A dialogue on equal, open access & the SDGs

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Topics: Events

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library, in association with SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), organized an OpenCon satellite conference on 23 October 2018 in UN Headquarters.  The theme was "Access for all? Equity of access to information, inclusion, and the UN 2030 Agenda".

A Discussion on Migration

Monday 20 August 2018

Topics: Events

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library, as part of its Insight Series, brought together migrants, humanitarian workers, Member States, UN agencies and advocates to discuss the issue of migration in relation to the finalized draft Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration with a view to analyzing the implementation of the Compact and its potential impacts.

 Library provides outreach for High-Level event on Disarmament

Outreach for UN Event on Disarmament

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Topics: Events

On 26 September 2017, during the observance of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the UN General Assembly held a one-day high-level event, to address issues that pertain to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation. To support delegates attending the event, the Library organised an outreach activity and repackaged several information products 

Event at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Libraries and Sustainable Development

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Topics: Events

The UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library (DHL) recently organized a fireside chat with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.  The event brought together leaders from the library profession, UN development experts, and researchers from the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) of the University of Washington, and set the stage leading up to the release of a new IFLA-commissioned report on development and access to information (DA2I).

Jan Eliasson at the opening of the reading room

Much-loved Library space is open again

Friday 9 December 2016

Topics: Events

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the inauguration of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, the Library has re-opened its second-floor reading room.