15 September 2011
50th Anniversary of the death of Dag Hammarskjöld
Fifty years ago, on 18 September 1961, Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash while on a peace mission in the Congo. As we mark this anniversary, we should take a moment to reflect on his extraordinary achievements, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and the enduring legacy of his life as a visionary and principled civil servant.
9 September 2011
The treacherous terrorist act carried out by Al Qaeda 10 years ago changed the course of world history.
9/11 changed humankind and brought the understanding of the vulnerability of the world to the scourge of terrorism. Almost no week goes by without an act of terrorism taking place somewhere in the world, indiscriminately affecting innocent people. In the 10 years since the September 11th attacks, we are sadly often reminded of this fact. This scourge has afflicted almost all regions of the world and countless numbers of lives.