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HAN Seung-soo, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea and newly elected President of the General Assembly's fifty-sixth session, meets with correspondents at Headquarters on 12 September 2001.

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Harri HOLKERI (Finland), President of the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly, passes the ceremonial gavel to newly elected resident HAN Seung-soo, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea on 12 September 2001. Pictured (left to right) are: Secretary-General Kofi ANNAN; Chief of Protocol Nadia YOUNES; Mr. HOLKERI; Mr. HAN; and Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Conference Services CHEN Jian.

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Newly elected General Assembly President HAN Seung-soo, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, addresses the opening of the Assembly's fifty-sixth session on 12 September 2001. The President is flanked by Secretary-General Kofi ANNAN (left) and Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Conference Services CHEN Jian.

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Secretary-General Kofi Annan addresses the opening meeting of the fifty-sixth session of the General Assembly on 12 September 2001. Also pictured (right) is HAN Seung-soo, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Koreae and President of the Assembly at its current session.

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The General Assembly opens its fifty-sixth session at Headquarters on 12 September 2001. Seated (left to right) are: Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Foreign Minister of the Republic of Koreae and President of the Assembly at its current session HAN Seung-soo; and Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Conference Services CHEN Jian.

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HAN Seung-soo, President of the 56th General Assembly attended the Peace Bell Ringing Ceremony held in the Garden of Peace on 14 September 2001

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HAN Seung-soo, President of the 56th General Assembly attended the Peace Bell Ringing Ceremony held in the Garden of Peace on 14 September 2001


HAN Seung-soo, President of the 56th session of the General Assembly attends Annual Interfaith Service of Commitment to the work of the United Nations on September 13, 2001.
Left to the President of the 56th session of the General Assembly are: Nane ANNAN, Secretary-General Kofi ANNAN and Executive Director of the United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) Carol BELLAMY

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HAN Seung-soo, President of the 56th General Assembly meets with Bagher ASADI (Islamic Republic of Iran), Chairman of the G-77

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HAN Seung-soo, President of the 56th General Assembly with Brian COWEN (left), the Foreign Minister of Ireland.

Credit must read: UN/DPI Photo by Evan Schneider (ref 207323)

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HAN Seung-soo, President of the fifty-sixth session of the General Assembly, meets with Rabbi Arthur SCHNFIER, President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation in New York, an organization that promotes religious freedom and dialogue on 17 September 2001.

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