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Hammarskjöld, economic thinking and the united nations

A Orford

Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency: Rethinking Human Security and Ethics in the Spirit of Dag Hammarskjold | Published : 2013

Abstract

Outside Sweden, Dag Hammarskjöld is usually remembered for his role as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) from 1953 until his death in 1961. The legacy of his time in that office includes his expansion of the authority of the Secretary-General, and his transformation of the UN from an organisation devoted to ‘static conference diplomacy’ to one that functioned as an instrument of ‘dynamic executive action’. Hammarskjöld's development of international tools such as fact-finding, preventive diplomacy, technical assistance, peacekeeping and civilian administration ensured that the UN would play a major role in the management and policing of the decolonised world for decades..

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