Ban Ki-moon’s memoire on Ahmadinejad and Obama due
Publish Date : Friday 16 February 2018 - 18:55
IBNA- British Publisher John Murray is publishing a memoir by the former secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon which includes his account of confrontations between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Barack Obama.
According to IBNA
correspondent quoting from The Book Seller
, Joseph Zigmond, senior commissioning editor at John Murray said that the book is scheduled to be published in the UK in the first half of 2019.
The work has provisionally entitled ‘Conflict Resolution: Lessons from Uniting Nations in a Divided World’. It will cover the “physical danger, political pressure and financial threats” of the job as Ban recounts his experiences of confronting dictators, championing human rights defenders, enlisting celebrity activists and joining forces with faith leaders.
Along the way, the former secretary general of the United Nations shares revelations about major figures of recent history. Tense confrontations with Obama, Ahmadinejad, Hillary Clinton, Qaddafi, Sarkozy and Netanyahu litter each page.
The book also explores Ban’s transformation from a nameless refugee child of a vicious war to a global diplomat charged with helping millions of others in similar straights.
Ban has stated he hoped the book would stand as testament to the value of the UN and its work.
“I hope my story will stand as proof of the enduring value of the United Nations, which – despite its well-known shortcomings – is essential to securing our common future,” he sys in the book.