UN / DAG HAMMARSKJOLD

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On the 60th anniversary of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld’s death, Secretary-General António Guterres laid a wreath in celebration of his life. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / DAG HAMMARSKJOLD
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DATELINE: 09 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Tilt up, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

09 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Zoom in, Secretary-General António Guterres during wreath-laying ceremony
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Today, we come together to remember and celebrate the life of Dag Hammarskjöld. His death lies six decades in the past, but his legacy lives on to this day. It lives on in the power of his example: as a reference for compassionate, courageous leadership; as a benchmark for integrity and idealism; and as a standard for selfless service. Dag Hammarskjöld understood that the United Nations – like our world – is not perfect. But he knew it is indispensable. As we look ahead to the new session of the General Assembly, let us build on his extraordinary legacy to address the challenges and seize the opportunities before us and, together, build a more peaceful and just world.”
4. Pan right, ceremony ends

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On the 60th anniversary of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld’s death, Secretary-General António Guterres today (9 Sep) laid a wreath in celebration of his life.

Guterres said, “his death lies six decades in the past, but his legacy lives on to this day. It lives on in the power of his example: as a reference for compassionate, courageous leadership; as a benchmark for integrity and idealism; and as a standard for selfless service. Dag Hammarskjöld understood that the United Nations – like our world – is not perfect. But he knew it is indispensable. As we look ahead to the new session of the General Assembly, let us build on his extraordinary legacy to address the challenges and seize the opportunities before us and, together, build a more peaceful and just world.”

Hammarskjold was in his eighth year in the job when he was killed at 56 while flying to Ndola, Zambia on the night of 18 September 1961, for negotiations to end secession and civil war in the neighbouring mineral-rich Congolese province of Katanga.
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