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Henning Melber and Robert Österbergh

This volume contains the presentations given at the Civil Courage in the International Arena seminar that took place at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation on 10 June 2011. The seminar formed part of the activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Dag Hammarskjöld. Attended by NGO activists, several of whom have harsh experience of what it means to show civil courage under duress, writers, diplomats and academics, the seminar had as its purpose exploration of the interpretation and practical expression of the concept of civil courage in today’s world with a view to strengthening ethical principles in the international arena. It is well known that ethical concerns were profoundly important to Dag Hammarskjöld, both as an individual and in his capacity as the foremost civil servant of the international community. This volume seeks to pay tribute to that abiding legacy.