Dag Hammarskjöld – Visionary For The Future Of Humanity
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Angelika Lenz Verlag
„There is no better rule of thumb for a Secretary General at a moment of new challenge or crisis than to ask himself: How would Dag Hammarskjöld have managed?“
These words of Kofi Annan underline the importance of Dag Hammarskjöld in the office of UN Secretary General from 1953 to 1961. He prevented World War 3 between China and the U.S. in 1955, banned the FBI and CIA from UN buildings, ignored the veto in the Security Council in 1956, and invented the UN blue helmet soldiers in the Suez Canal crisis.
You guess why this world citizen was assassinated in September 1961?
Who was this person who was posthumously awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1961 – as an advocate of a Third Force or Third Way between the two superpowers and as an initiator in the process of decolonization? This book provides answers that point to our present and to the future of humanity.
“Dag Hammarskjöld stands out. He had the power to evoke a vision. He kept the spirit of the UN Charter alive in the darkest times.” B. Boutros-Ghali, former UN Secretary General
„There is no better rule of thumb for a Secretary General at a moment of new challenge or crisis than to ask him-self: How would Dag Hammarskjöld have managed it?“ Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General (quotation Foreword)
“Humanity. It would be people like Dag Hammarskjöld in whom the vision became grounded.” Yehudi Menuhin (quotation Preface letter)
“This book of yours contains political as well as spiritual explosive force.” Desmond Tutu, Peace Nobel Laureate
“This book is like the sea voyage to a sunken continent namend Hammarskjöld.” Thor Heyerdahl, Ethnographer and Head of the Kon-Tiki-Expedition
Stephan Mögle-Stadel, born in 1965, the Author of this remarkable Biography of the late UN Secretary General and Peace Nobel Laureate Dag Hammarskjöld served in his younger years the United Nations in New York City after refusing the German Military Service as a conscientious objector and a citizen of the world. He wrote a Psychoanalysis in his draft about the costs of militarism and ecological warfare.
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