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ERIC Number: ED431691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1101-6418
Fostered to Internationalism and Peace: Biographical Notes on UN General Secretary Dag Hammarskjold. Peace Education Miniprints No. 97.
Thelin, Bengt
This paper presents some biographical glimpses of Dag Hammarskjold's childhood and youth. It is a period of the life of the late United Nations (UN) Secretary General (1905-1961) that has been dealt with very little by his biographers. Hammarskjold's private archives at the Royal Library in Stockholm are now available for research. These sources lead to two observations: (1) his family background, the intellectual, cultural, and international environment in which he grew up and lived were important preconditions for his later career; and (2) they deepen and confirm the knowledge of his intellectual capacity and moral integrity, showing that these characteristics, as well as his religious and responsible nature, matured early in his life. Contains 6 notes and references. (BT)
Lund University, Malmo School of Education, Box 23501, S-200-45 Malmo, Sweden.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden).