- n Swedish diplomat who greatly extended the influence of the United Nations in peacekeeping matters (1905-1961)
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- Teachable Moments: Dag Hammarskjold rose to diplomatic challenge
“ ‘Freedom from fear’ could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.” Taking office on April 10, 1953, the unassuming Swedish economist Hammarskjold was the second leader of the U.N. He remains the measuring stick against which secretaries-general are measured.
July 29, 2013 - The Journal News