Poland donates sculpture of piano virtuoso Artur Rubinstein to UN

26 September 2003

Poland has presented the United Nations with a gift of a sculpture of Artur Rubinstein playing piano, commemorating his presence at the world body's founding in San Francisco almost 60 years ago.

"You give us this remembrance of our shared past at a time when the present is troubling, and the future uncertain," Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette said in accepting the gift yesterday evening on behalf of the United Nations from Foreign Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz.

The sculpture will be placed by the delegates' entrance "to greet representatives of every nation as they arrive everyday to discuss the challenges of our time," she added.


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