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60 years later — celebrating Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld



This week the United Nations is marking the 60th anniversary of when Dag Hammarskjöld took the oath office of Secretary-General.  You’re invited to watch the event live online.

Event details

Wednesday, 10 April 2013
1:00 -2:30 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
United Nations Headquarters, New York

Opening remarks by
H.E. Mr. BAN Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations

Featuring a presentation by
Dr. Roger Lipsey
Author of a major new biography: Hammarskjöld: A Life

Followed by an interactive debate moderated by
Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Sir Brian Urquhart, Guest of Honor
Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Director, Political, Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Human Rights Unit, EOSG
Ms. Annika Söder, Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

Special performance by The United Nations Symphony Orchestra String Quartet

Onsite presentation of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library – A Living Legacy

Watch this archive footage of the installation ceremony and his acceptance speech for 1953.

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