About Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld was the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served in this role with courage and integrity from 1953 until his tragic death in 1961, creating standards against which his successors continue to be measured.


About Dag Hammarskjöld
Dag Hammarskjöld – a compromise candidate – defied expectations during his tenure as UN Secretary-General and became known as a intrepid and dedicated international civil servant.
The death of Dag Hammarskjöld
On the night of 17-18 September 1961, during a UN mediation mission in the Congo, Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane crashed in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). All of the 16 passengers and crew perished.
Quotes
From his intimate poems in Markings to his passionate speeches at the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld's words still serve as an inspiration more than 50 years after his death.
Photos
A selection of photos that show Dag Hammarskjöld during his time as Secretary-General of the UN.
Literature
A selection of major publications about Dag Hammarskjöld, as well as a list of texts written by Hammarskjöld himself.
Video clips
A selection of video clips featuring Dag Hammarskjöld from 1953-1960.