Dag Hammarskjold meets with Frank M. Begley, Chief of Building Management Service The Secretary-General with UNEF Commander, Gen. E.L.M. Burns, on the UNEF plane to El Arish, Sudan During the meeting: Acting President U Thant, of Burma, and UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold Informal portrait of Mr. Dag Hammarskjold taken at one of his press conferences Dag Hammarskjold addresses the Security Council at Emergency Session of UN Assembly


A new biography by Roger Lipsey invites today’s readers to explore Hammarskjöld’s politics, his spirituality, and the life that led from Sweden to global responsibility.

Hammarskj÷ld: A LIFE

Dag Hammarskjöld, second Secretary-General of the United Nations, left a legacy of acute political wisdom. Ranging from tactical insights to the psychology of leadership and peacemaking to the hopes of humanity, Hammarskjöld’s thought deserves a renewed welcome in today’s world. And then there is Markings, his private journal, classic in the literature of spirituality. We’ll keep it in mind here.


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.
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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.
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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