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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep sadness at the passing of Vaclav Havel, the former president of the Czech Republic, who died on Sunday (18 December). UNTV
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STORY: UN / VACLAV HAVEL
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DATELINE: 16 NOVEMBER 2006, UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT 2011, UNITED NATIONS SECRETARIAT, NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior United Nations Secretariat

16 NOVEMBER 2006, UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK CITY

2. Med shot, Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic entering the ECOSOC Chamber for a meeting
3. Various shots, Vaclav Havel sitting down and at podium

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep sadness at the passing of Vaclav Havel, the former president of the Czech Republic, who died on Sunday (18 December).

“Vaclav Havel was the moral voice of his country and his era,” said a statement issued last night (18 December) by Ban’s spokesperson.

“He lived in truth – his credo – as few of his place and times dared to do. His humanity, humility and decency were an example for us all.

“In the face of great challenges today that shall test a newer generation, let his profile in courage be our inspiration,” the statement added.

Havel, 75, was a writer and dissident, who became post-communist Czechoslovakia’s first president. After the country split in January 1993, he became president of the Czech Republic.

The Secretary-General expressed his sympathy to Havel’s family and the people of the Czech Republic.

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