We the peoples : a UN for the 21st century / Kofi Annan ; edited by Edward Mortimer.Material type: BookPublisher: Boulder ; London : Paradigm Publishers, 2014.Description: vi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1612055583 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1612056520 (library ebook); 9781612055589 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781612056524 (library ebook).Subject(s): United Nations | Globalization | Security, International | Sustainable development
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During his momentous time as Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan played a decisive role in launching the Millennium Development Goals, establishing the International Criminal Court, and articulating the Responsibility to Protect as a guiding principle for international action. In 2001 - just after 9/11 - he and the UN jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize, 'for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.' These and other crucial events - including the crises over Kosovo and East Timor, and the war in Iraq - are encapsulated in this book of Kofi Annan's key speeches from throughout his term of office. The selection gives a broad view of Annan's most pressing concerns, and the eloquence with which he addressed them. Covering subjects from development, health, and climate change to the prevention of genocide and the ideal of diversity, these statements show how deeply involved the UN was in the most important issues of the era. We the Peoples is a timely and much-needed reminder of Annan's ideas and priorities; his words on war, peace, humanity, and 'man's inhumanity to man' still resonate today. This book will offer many pointers for maintaining and developing the UN as a vital instrument for humanity in the coming decades.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The United Nations -- Development and the Global Community -- Peace and Security -- Human Rights -- Peacekeeping and Peace-building -- Africa -- The Middle East -- Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect -- The Value of Diversity.
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