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Dag (1905-1961)

image Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjld was a Swedish diplomat, economist and author and was the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961. He is the only person to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously. Hammarskjld remains the only U.N. Secretary-General to die in office.

U.S. President John F. Kennedy called Hammarskjld "the greatest statesman of our century."

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
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