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Staff at UN donate over $87,000 to fund for terror victims

Staff at UN donate over $87,000 to fund for terror victims

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today contributed $25,000 to a special relief fund set up by the United Nations Staff Union for victims of last week's terror attacks against the United States.

Mr. Annan's contribution matched the $25,000 initial donation made by the Union when it established the fund.

For their part, individual staff members have contributed more than $37,000 in smaller donations, pushing the overall total above $87,000. The fund remains open to contributions, which are still coming in.

Also today, the Secretary-General held separate meetings at UN Headquarters with the Foreign Minister of Germany, Joschka Fischer, and the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Igor Ivanov.

Mr. Annan was also scheduled to meet with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, after attending a memorial service at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Manhattan for the British victims of last week's attacks.