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United Nations Secretary-General's UN Day Message, 24 October 2001

All of us at the United Nations are honored and humbled by this prize. I hope it will encourage us to tackle our tasks with even greater determination. I know as we move forward, we can rely on the cooperation and support of you, the peoples of the world. The UN is you, and we exist to serve you.

Today, on UN Day 2001, I urge the entire United Nations family to stay true to our mission, and to work harder than ever to alleviate suffering in every part of the world. As the world confronts a new challenge, old ones remain. The United Nations is more central than ever to creating a better and safer world for all.

For further information, please contact: Tore J. Brevik, UNIC Director, Telephone 623292; Peter N. Mwaura, Telephone 624560

P.O. Box, 30552, Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: (254 2) 623292/3/624560/3677, Fax: (254 2) 624349