Regional News of Thursday, 24 April 2014


Kofi Annan releases second book

Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on Wednesday, April 23 released his second treatise, We the Peoples: A UN for the Twenty-First Century.

The book encapsulates Mr Annan’s speeches during his ten years as boss of the global body.

“This long-awaited book by Kofi Annan provides remarkable lessons of history during his service as Secretary-General, combined with advice and counsel that are valuable to all world leaders for meeting future challenges and opportunities,” stated Former United States of America President Jimmy Carter in his review of the book.

The book has an introduction and nine chapters.

“In this book, by regrouping and introducing some of the most important speeches he made during his ten years as Secretary-General, Kofi Annan recalls and clarifies the goals he set, for himself and for humanity, as he piloted the United Nations through a turbulent decade into a new century and a new millennium,” a Facebook status on the book notes.

Kofi Annan’s first book – Interventions: A Life of War and Peace – was released in 2012.