Peter Lundberg is the new Executive Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Peter Lundberg is the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI)´s new Executive Director.

Currently, he serves as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Montenegro. He has more than 25 years of experience in public, development, humanitarian, and diplomatic service working with, among others Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as well as the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

“I am deeply honoured to be appointed the new Executive Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund. The need for safeguarding human rights and international humanitarian law has never been more important in our modern times than today. We are at a decisive moment in history when we see our global system of fundamental principles and values being tested at their core.

I look forward to joining a renowned team of scholars, experts and truly dedicated colleagues, all working in the spirit of Raoul Wallenberg who was a true human rights champion and whom I have always seen as a role model when it comes to standing up for humanity. I believe that together, we will advance further the Raoul Wallenberg Institute agenda to continue to make a significant contribution to the global human rights landscape” – Peter Lundberg

Throughout his career, Peter Lundberg has been committed to contributing to positive human rights change in different contexts, including in roles such as the UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator to Nigeria during the Lake Chad Crisis.

Peter Lundberg starts at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute on 1 February 2024.

“As the Chairwoman of the Board, I am delighted to extend on behalf of the Board, a warm welcome to Peter. In his previous roles, he has demonstrated exceptionally good leadership, visionary yet attentive. We are geared towards a good collaboration and will do everything in our power to move RWI forward together with Peter.

Morten Kjaerum has been extremely important for the development of RWI during his years with us. Under his leadership, the institute has become more relevant and better equipped to respond to the challenges facing institutions working for human rights and humanitarian law today, in an increasingly challenging climate. We are incredibly grateful for everything he has given us.” – Elisabet Fura

About the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent academic institution established at Lund University in Sweden in 1984. We combine multi-disciplinary human rights research with education, support, and outreach to contribute to a wider understanding of, and respect for, human rights and international humanitarian law.

We work with four thematic areas within human rights: ‘access to justice’, ‘non-discrimination and inclusion’, ‘human rights and the environment’ and ‘business and human rights‘.

Currently, we have offices in Harare, Jakarta, Lund, Nairobi, Phnom Penh, Stockholm, and Yerevan.

The Institute is named after Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat and humanitarian who saved tens of thousands of Jews and other people at risk in Hungary at the end of World War II.

Our vision is just and inclusive societies with the effective realisation of human rights for all.

Elisabet Fura Chairwoman of the Board

For further information, please contact Rolf Ring

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