New York

02 May 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the death of Dag Hammarskjöld

The Secretary-General is pleased to confirm that Mohammed Othman, the Eminent Person he appointed, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/260, continues his work in relation to the investigation into the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him.

The Secretary-General affirms his own commitment to this matter in the strongest terms as he strongly feels that he owes it to his illustrious and distinguished predecessor, Dag Hammarskjöld, and to the other members of the party accompanying him and to their families, to pursue the full truth of this matter.  

He again urges Member States to actively assist the Eminent Person in his role, and to disclose, declassify or otherwise allow privileged access to information that they may have in their possession related to the circumstances and conditions resulting in the deaths of the passengers of flight SE-BDY. 

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General