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.

Hammarskjöld: 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’.

Ben MacIntyre (Times of London, 20 March 2015): "Mystery of the murdered UN chief refuses to die"

A penetrating column on the need for humanity and common sense as the UN investigation gets under way.
Read Details

Rowan Williams on Dag Hammarskjöld: Unforgettable Insights

Some thoughts and words are altogether haunting—even a year after publication.
Read Details

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.
Read Details


6 July 2015:

The report from three-person panel of experts to the secretary-general was released today to news media and the general public. A 99-page report prefaced by interpretive observations from the secretary-general, it can be read here.

The UN Appoints Expert Panel, Calls for June 30 Report

In mid March 2015, Secretary-General Ban named the three-person panel charged with investigating existing evidence and if possible collecting new evidence concerning the air crash that took the lives of Dag Hammarskjöld and 15 members of his party in central Africa, September 1961. Comprehensive articles have appeared worldwide, notably in the New York Times and in the online Consortium News. Read details