Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author, who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961. At the age of 56 years and 255 days, Hammarskjöld was the youngest to have held the post. Additionally, he is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize and was the only United Nations Secretary-General to die while in office. Wikipedia*

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Dag Hammarskjold has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1990 Vignette.

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Secretary-General, United Nations c. October 30, 1990 - c. October 29, 1990 Videos: 1

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  • Hammarskjold Killed

    Hammarskjold Killed

    U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was killed in an air accident while on his way to negotiate a cease fire in Katanga.…

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