“Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each of us. To build for man a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice, we must be just.” – Dag Hammarskjöld
The Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalists, a living memorial to the legacy of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, is dedicated to the advancement of a fuller understanding of the deliberations of the United Nations as it seeks to alleviate human suffering and further world peace; to support and promote the profession of journalism in the developing countries of Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), Latin America and the Caribbean, and to inspire a strong and diverse community of journalists who will give voice to the challenges facing their countries. The Fund is not an affiliated organization of the United Nations. It is a not-for-profit organization administered solely by U.N. correspondents, and financial resources are raised by the journalists themselves.