future holds further steps forward from the original milestone laid by this pioneering agenda, and the essence of mutually beneficial scientific cooperation can engender an even better future.

I trust that this workshop will be the beginning of a very successful endeavor toward achieving our goals of understanding through science.

Of one Essence is the Human Race

Thusly has Creation put the Base,

One Limb impacted is sufficient,

For all Others to feel the Mace.1


This poem by Saadi Shirazi calls for breaking all barriers between peoples and graces the entrance to the Hall of Nations of the United Nations building in New York.

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