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

Hammarskjöld:
A LIFE

Hammarskjöld
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.

Hammarskjöld’S
POLITICAL WISDOM

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 some years later.
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25 October 2017: The New UN Report–important

On this day the UN released the latest findings on the causes of the air crash that took the lives of Dag Hammarskjöld and 15 others. A major advance, the report can be read here

THE BEST ONLINE NEWS RESOURCE
The United Nations Association–Westminster Branch UK makes a remarkable effort to follow news of Dag Hammarskjöld, and sometimes makes news. A reliable resource for us all.

UN DAY, OCTOBER 24, THE NOBEL PEACE CENTER, OSLO

"The Practice of Peace: A Lecture on Dag Hammarskjöld" was delivered by Roger Lipsey, with a thoughtful introduction by the Swedish ambassador to Norway, Mr. Axel Wernhoff, and post-lecture dialogue with Norwegian Prof. Bernt Hagtvedt and members of the audience. The audio version of the event includes the introduction and dialogue.