Hammarskjöld

Plausible that ‘attack or threat’ led to crash that killed former UN chief Hammarskjöld – new report

A new United Nations-mandated report has found it “appears plausible” that an external attack or threat may have led to the fatal plane crash that killed former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld.

Ban appeals for more information on Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged United Nations Member States to make available all information they may have in their possession related to the circumstances and conditions of the crash that killed Dag Hammarskjöld while he was serving as UN chief more than 50 years ago, saying previous requests “have not been conclusively answered” and that unreleased material “may still be available” that could shed new light into his death.

Ban receives report probing new information on Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been handed the report of experts he appointed a few months ago to examine and assess new information relating to the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld, and his party.

Ban to study findings of commission linked to death of former UN chief Hammarskjöld

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he would closely study the findings of an international commission linked to the death of Dag Hammarskjöld, the former United Nations chief killed in a 1961 plane crash.

Annan marks centenary of 'visionary' former UN leader Hammarskjöld's birth

Swedish-born former United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld "embodied the very definition of a visionary," for he was deeply aware that development, security and human rights were not only ends in themselves, but that they reinforced each other, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in a message marking the centenary of Mr. Hammarskjöld's birth.

Annan opens lecture series honouring centenary of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today launched a lecture series in honour of Dag Hammarskjöld – a man he described as one who "personified the United Nations" and whose core ideas remain highly relevant in today's international context.

UN marks 41st anniversary of death of second Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld

A senior United Nations official today laid a wreath at a ceremony marking the 41st anniversary of the death of the second UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld and those accompanying him on a mission of peace in the Congo which ended in a fatal plane crash.

UN commemorates 40th anniversary of Dag Hammarskjöld's death

To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the death of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, the UN today launched a web site and issued postage stamps honouring the memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, who died while on a peace mission in the Congo.

Dag Hammarskjöld's memorial launched to honour 2nd UN Secretary-General

Forty years after the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, a memorial was launched near the site of the mysterious plane crash in Zambia where he had been killed.