Dag Hammarskjöld Living Memorial Initiative

There are three components which constitute the Living Memorial:

I) The Dag Hammarskjöld Crash Site:

Over the past 40 years, the crash site has served as the backdrop for the annual Dag Hammarskjöld commemorative ceremony. The Dag Hammarskjöld monument is the central focus of the site, together with a museum exhibiting information about Dag Hammarskjöld’s life and work, and two open-air theaters. 
II) The Dag Hammarskjöld ‘Messengers of Peace’ Training Programme. The objectives of this bi-annual two-week training programme are:
1. To spread information and knowledge of conflict resolution at different levels of society in Africa and the world;

2. To promote a culture of peaceful conflict resolution among people.

In addition to this two-week training programme, the Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation (MEF), which executes the programme, offers a three-month Peace Certificate covering conflict analysis, conflict resolution, human rights, training of trainers, mediation skills, restorative justice and non-violent strategies. A nine-month Peace Certificate in conflict resolution, peace-building, computer training and democracy is also offered. 

Details of these courses can be obtained from MEF:

Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation
P O Box 21493
Tel: (00 260 2) 211488, 214572, 219008
Fax: (00 260) 211001
E-mail: info@mindolo.org

III) The Dag Hammarskjöld Centre for Peace, Good Governance and Human Rights:

The ‘Peace Centre’ was established on the MEF campus in December 2000. Its main objective is to disseminate information on issues concerning peace and conflict and on the life and legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld. 

Individuals and organizations around the globe may access information on promoting peace, good governance and human rights.