About Hammarskjöld

“Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step;
only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.”
Dag Hammarskjöld


Dag Hammarskjöld was a world citizen. During his period as Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in 1961 he became known as an efficient and dedicated international civil servant.

About Dag Hammarskjöld
Dag Hammarskjöld was a world citizen. During his period as Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in 1961 he became known as an efficient and dedicated international civil servant.
The death of Dag Hammarskjöld
Dag Hammarskjöld was the Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 to 1961. On the night of 17-18 September 1961, in the course of a UN mission to try to bring peace to the Congo, Hammarskjöld’s plane crashed.
Quotes
Dag Hammarskjöld is still being quoted very often. He serves as a role model for many international workers, especially civil servants, more than 50 years after his death.
Photos
This is a selection of photos that shows Dag Hammarskjöld when he was the Secretary General of the UN.
Literature
Here you can find some of the texts Dag Hammarskjöld wrote himself. We have also listed a selection of major publications on Dag Hammarskjöld.
Video clips
This is a selection of video clips featuring Dag Hammarskjöld, 1953-1955.