The UN honors Dag Hammarskjold
Sunday, September 18, will mark the exact date when Hammarskjold – then Secretary-General of the UN – died in a fatal plane crash near Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (today’s Zambia) while on a peace mission to Congo.

At the UN, a wreath was laid by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in the Visitors Lobby outside the Meditation Room. Also the opening meeting of the Sixty-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 13 was devoted to a tribute to Hammarskjöld.