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Appointment of Dag Hammarskjöld


Dag Hammarskjöld (Sweden) served as the second Secretary-General from 1953-1961. He died in office on 18 September 1961.Portrait of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. UN Photo #UN7758470.

  • Appointed: unnumbered resolution contained in A/2361/Add.1, p.1, A/PV.423 of 7 April 1953​
  • 1st inaugural speech: A/PV.426 pf 10 April 1953
  • Re-appointed: decision contained in A/3805, p. ix, A/PV.690 of 26 September 1957
  • 2nd inaugural speech: A/PV.690 of 26 September 1957
  • UN press release biography of 1961: [ST/DPI/PRESS/] SG/1057 - BIO/93

Additional resources on Dag Hammarskjöld

Over the years, because the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library was named for the second Secretary-General, we have developed several resources about the life and work of Dag Hammarskjöld.

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