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Remember the Fallen

Events at UN Headquarters in New York commemorating
the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Dag Hammarskjöld

Wreath-laying ceremony on 13 September 2011

Remembering Dag Hammarskjöld - Wreath-laying ceremony


On Tuesday, 13 September 2011, at 9.45 a.m., there was a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death in a plane crash near Ndola, Northern Rhodesia of Dag Hammarskjöld and the 15 others who accompanied him on his last mission of peace. A wreath was laid by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the Visitors Lobby outside the Meditation Room.

Tribute to Hammarskjöld at opening of the GA's 66th session

General Assembly: 1st plenary meeting - Opening of the sixty-sixth session


The opening meeting of the Sixty-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly was devoted to a tribute to the UN's second Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld. The meeting took place in the General Assembly Hall on Tuesday, 13 September at 3:00 p.m.

UN Web Services Section, Department of Public Information, United Nations 2011