Per Lind was assigned to the Council of Europe affairs in the Sweden's Foreign Ministry in 1951, where he worked under and got to know Dag Hammarsköld. When Hammarsköld was elected to be Secretary‑General of the United Nations in 1953, he asked Mr. Lind to come with him to New York as his personal assistant. Mr. Lind served as the Secretary-General's personal assistant for the first three years of his term, returning to Sweden to rejoin the Foreign Ministry at the end of 1955. He became the deputy director of the Political Department at the Foreign Office from 1959-1963 and Deputy Undersecretary in 1962. In 1964, he entered diplomatic service, serving as the Ambassador to Ottawa from 1965 to 1969, to Canberra from 1975 to 1979 and to London from 1979 to 1982.
Retired at the time this interview was conducted on 7 November 1990, Mr. Lind recalls his close relationship with Dag Hammarskjöld before the Secretary-General's untimely death and the personal writings he left behind.