Papers of the Secretary-Generals, 1946-1971, 1961-1971 (bulk)
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Dag Hammarskjöld served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in Africa in September 1961. From the description of Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10580969 Dag Hammarskjöld was born on 29 July 1905, in Jönköping, Sweden, and died 18 Sept. 1961, near Ndola, in Northern Rhodesia. He was a Swedish economist and statesman who served as second secretary-general of the ...
In 1945, four individuals who had worked on the Manhattan project-John L. Balderston, Jr., Dieter M. Gruen, W.J. McLean, and David B. Wehmeyer-formed a committee and wrote a letter to 154 public figures asking for their opinions about the possibility of the creation of a world government. Over the next year, as the various public figures responded to the letter, the responses were correlated into a report that was released in 1947. From the guide to the Balderston, John L., Jr. Colle...
The United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC - the acronym comes from the French translation Organisation des Nations Unies au Congo) was established in 1960 to provide military assistance, to maintain order and protect Congolese unity, and to provide emergency and operational technical assistance. Headquarters of ONUC was located in the secessionist Katanga Province during the Civil War, which lasted from 1960 to 1965. From the description of Records, [ca. 1953-1964], [1960-1964]...