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" (...) for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world": read the Nobel Peace Prize 2001 press release
"The challenge ahead is to really move forward and work with governments and make sure there is true international cooperation and multilateralism": read Kofi Annan's reaction
"All UN staff are proud that the 100th Nobel Peace Prize for the first time honours not only the Secretary-General but also the United Nations as a whole": read top UN officials' reaction
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10 December 2001 (from UN Archives New York)
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