Time of Test, Era of Opportunity

Selected Speeches of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 2007–2016

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This publication features a selection of speeches delivered by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his tenure from 2006 to 2016, a decade that has witnessed considerable upheaval and transformation. The most important issues of our time are addressed in this volume, ranging from international peace and security to sustainable development, climate change to disarmament, humanitarian action to human rights, justice and the rule of law, and the empowerment of women and girls and of the new generations. This collection of speeches provides vital insights into our rapidly changing world and of the multiple challenges facing humanity today.



Norman Rockwell’s Big Worldview, op-ed article, The Boston Globe, 30 June 2015

Norman Rockwell and the United Nations may seem like an odd couple. After all, the legendary artist is synonymous with everyday Americana — baseball games, Thanksgiving meals, the ebb and flow of ordinary life. But as a new exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations makes clear, the small-town artist had a big worldview.


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