I wish to congratulate all present on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Peace Meditation at the United Nations. The practice spans three decades, crosses multiple frontiers and motivates many people. In this house dedicated to duty and debate in the service of peace, meditation serves the same cause in silence and in stillness. On this 30th anniversary, please accept my best wishes on behalf of the United Nations, along with the hope that the cause of peace will become a reality in the new millennium.
Kofi A. Annan