An open-ended series on Hammarskjöld’s political wisdom, now with more than 50 short ‘chapters’.
Rowan Williams on Dag Hammarskjöld: Unforgettable Insights
Some thoughts and words are altogether haunting—even a year after publication.
In 1961 I was a UN soldier in the Congo
This is the first publication of a letter written in January 2015 by Lennart Frank, a Swedish soldier/peacekeeper who was on duty in the Congo during Hammarskjöld’s fatal journey to Ndola. His vivid recollections shed a new light on the possibility of an attack from the air on the Secretary-General’s airplane.
A dramatic course change:
the UN reopens its investigation
at year-end 2014
A December 29 resolution in the General Assembly has reopened the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dag Hammarskjöld and all members of his party in an air crash in central Africa. The Secretary-General will appoint an independent panel of experts to examine existing evidence and, if possible, obtain new evidence. The Assembly calls on all member states to identify and reveal relevant information they may possess. Read details