Secretary-General - Dag Hammarskjold

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Secretary-General - Dag Hammarskjold

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Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961), of Sweden, was elected Secretary-General of the United Nations by the General assembly on 7 April 1953, taking the oath of office on 10 April 1953. He was re-elected for a second five-year term in September 1957. On 18 September 1961, Secretary-General Hammarskjold was killed in an airplane accident during a tour in Congo.


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