Dag Hammarskjöld

644303_10153257345185296_1563355724_n“Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.” 
― Dag Hammarskjöld

On this day in 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died when his plane crashed under mysterious circumstances near Ndola in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). Hammarskjold was on his way to meet with Moise Tshombe, leader of the breakaway Congolese province of Katanga, with the aim of negotiating an end to the Congo crisis. Hammarskjold, the second secretary-general of the United Nations, was an influential force for peace during his seven years as head of the United Nations.

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