World's peoples have role in UN's work

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Edward Mortimer, speechwriter, policy advisor and Director of Communications to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Photo: Video screen capture

The United Nations doesn't just belong to the governments but also to the peoples of the world who need to be actively engaged in and caring about its work.

That's the key message of a book written by Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from January 1997 to December 2006, according to his former speech writer.

Edward Mortimer, who was also director of communications for Mr Annan edited the book entitled "We the Peoples: A UN for the Twenty-First Century".

When Mr. Mortimer came to UN headquarters recently, Mita Hosali sat down with him and first asked him how he got to work for the United Nations.

Duration: 9'00"

 

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