Dag Hammarskjold


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Swedish diplomat who greatly extended the influence of the United Nations in peacekeeping matters (1905-1961)

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But Dag Hammarskjold had already irritated the major powers by the independence of the secretariat from political influence and by the prestige he and it had gained globally.
Incidentally, next month, on Monday 15th December, the UN General Assembly will be discussing the details of the "investigation into the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjold and of the members of the party accompanying him".
He told those gathered in the rain at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza amid tight security that tens of thousands of people have been jailed under President Rohani.
Recently I "traveled" with Dag Hammarskjold (1905-61), that great international civil servant who served as secretary-general of the United Nations for eight years.
With 70 feet of all-glass frontage, the restaurant is poised to capture the constant foot traffic from nearby Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and the United Nations Landmark Complex, which is currently undergoing a $1.
The unparalleled service and sacrifice of Dag Hammarskjold and his legacy within the United Nations and beyond compels us to seek the whole truth of the circumstances leading to his tragic death and that of the members of the party accompanying him.
NEW YORK -- Addressing the Council, Australian Ambassador Gary Quinlan quoted former UN chief Dag Hammarskjold as saying "the UN was not created to take humanity to heaven but to save it from hell.
At a separate event Ban's wife, Soon Taek, along with Hollywood movie star Susan Sarandon and other celebrities, led the "march on March 8" event from the General Assembly to the nearby Dag Hammarskjold Park, attracting approximately 200 participants despite wintery weather.
Following Prime Minister Gamal Abdul Nasser's grave and unequivocal letter to Dag Hammarskjold, the Secretary General of the United Nations, warning him that Egypt is prepared to use all the forces at her disposal to secure her security and preserve peace in the region.
1961: UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold died when his plane was sabotaged and crashed in the jungle in Northern Rhodesia.
On 5 June 1958, the UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold was awarded an honorary doctorate by Cambridge University.
One week later in New York, the Pennsylvania native realized the ''foreign sounding'' author of ''Markings,'' Dag Hammarskjold, was not only an inspirational poet, but also the second secretary general of the United Nations.
Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961) was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author.
The Yearbook is a joint effort initiated in 2004, and carried forward by the African Studies Centre in Leiden, the Institute of African Affairs in Hamburg, the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation in Uppsala (stepping in when the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala stepped out, in 2007).
The strongest evidence that Dag Hammarskjold was a target of his enemies comes from the radio transmission picked up in Cyprus -- now the next stage for any investigator is to discover if a recording still exists.