Dag Hammarskjold Distinguished Lecture on Diplomacy and Peaceful Settlement of DisputesEvent offered by:
Foreign Policy Association
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Metropolitan Club
One East 60th Street
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.
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.