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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1857
AUTHOR: Dag Hammarskjöld (1905–61)
QUOTATION: It is not the Soviet Union or indeed any other big Powers who need the United Nations for their protection. It is all the others. In this sense, the Organization is first of all their Organization and I deeply believe in the wisdom with which they will be able to use it and guide it. I shall remain in my post during the term of my office as a servant of the Organization in the interests of all those other nations, as long as they wish me to do so.
ATTRIBUTION: Secretary-General DAG HAMMARSKJÖLD, statement to the General Assembly of the United Nations, October 3, 1960.—Official Records of the United Nations, General Assembly, vol. 1, p. 332.
SUBJECTS: United Nations