51 years ago today, 18 September, Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died in service to the UN. We remember him today and always.
Prior to taking up his posts as Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson discussed the legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld on the 50th anniversary of his death in a 2011 lecture called “Peace, Development and Human Rights: The Indispensable Connection” now available online.
A new book — Dag Hammarskjöld: Instrument, Catalyst, Inspirer — compiles selected speeches by former the Secretary-General that focus on the role of the United Nations, the place of the Secretary-General and the nature of the international civil servant.
- 50th Anniversary Website: includes background information on the crash and those who perished with him
- Dag Hammarskjöld: The UN Years
- Photos: UN News Centre looks back on the life of Dag Hammarskjöld
- History of the United Nations