International Nonstop Reading Marathon.
by H.E. Mr. Jan Kavan
President of the Fifty-seventh Session of the United Nations General
27 May 2003
Ladies and Gentlemen,
have heard the last reader of our reading marathon for today.
Or rather the last reader of the United Nations part of the marathon,
because so far the Marathon still continues at different places
today and tomorrow. I hope that you have enjoyed the content and
performance of all the readers you have heard today. It was wonderful
in particular to have the participation of so many small countries.
was very pleased to have seen many friends and colleagues performing
and reading with such enthusiasm. I also hope that the chosen
literature was of interest to you and this event would provoke
a desire of the listeners to read one or more of the books you
have heard about today.
hope that you have enjoyed the atmosphere of this event, which
was not only “high-level” but also at “an all
inclusive level”. And of course it is clear that literature
is of interest to all the people around the world and I am grateful
that participants from all corners of the world have taken part
in this noble undertaking, to pay tribute to: Life in Truth –
Homage to Václav Havel.