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Dag (1905-1961)

image Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskj÷ld 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. Hammarskj÷ld remains the only U.N. Secretary-General to die in office.

U.S. President John F. Kennedy called Hammarskj÷ld "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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