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Dag HAMMARSKJvLD (Hammarskjld Dag)

( UN Secretary-General.)

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(1905-1961)
The son of Hjalmar HammarskjTld, Prime Minister of Sweden. Born July 29, 1905 in JTnkTping. He graduated from Uppsala University in 1925. He studied and taught at the University of Stockholm. In 1941-1948 - Chairman of the National Bank of Sweden, . while the Deputy State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance (1936-1945), . Ambassador at Large and financial adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1947-1948), . Head of the Swedish delegation at the Paris Conference of the Organization for European Economic Cooperation (1948),
. Head of the Swedish delegation to the UN General Assembly (1952-1953). April 10, 1953 Hammarskjold succeeded Trygve Lie as Secretary General of UN. In 1957 his term of office was extended for another 5 years.
Hammarskjold was a champion of 'diplomacy of appeasement'. During the Suez Crisis of 1956, together with L. Pearson, organized and sent to Egypt UN peacekeeping troops. In 1958 the UN to establish a presence in Lebanon and Jordan.

The next time Hammarskjold sent UN troops in Congo in 1960, where a few days after the declaration of independence revolt. Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash near Ndola in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), September 18, 1961, heading for a conference to resolve the Congo crisis. October 23, 1961 HammarskjTld was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1961 (posthumously).


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