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Event Details

Event Date

25 April 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm


House of Lords

Room 4a
London SW1A OPW
United Kingdom

The unexplained deaths of Dag Hammarskjöld and colleagues:
Why UK cooperation with the UN’s search for the truth is important

The UK government has refused to support the continuing efforts of the United Nations to reach the truth about the plane crash in 1961 in which UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and others died. It claims all relevant archives and files are in the public domain. Knowing that MI5, MI6 and GCHQ were operating in the region at the time, experienced researchers question this claim.

While other UN member states with interests in the Congo at the time are cooperating with the UN, the UK attracts unwelcome criticism at a time it seeks to project a positive global presence, supportive of the UN. We will provide updates on the UN inquiry’s progress, show where we doubt the UK’s claims and press why it should revise its stance on this important international issue.

Expert speakers from several countries will outline what has been recently revealed and indicate what still needs to be done - and by whom.

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