November 7, 2012: From UN headquarters in New York, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon commented for the first time on the new book ‘Conversations with Ban Ki-moon: The View from the Top’: “I don’t agree with all of ‘Conversations with Ban Kim-moon’, but that is to be expected. But on the whole, he got my point of view across well. And I would add this: I think Tom Plate tried hard to understand my point of view about many issues, especially about the future of the United Nations, the need for global citizenship and the importance of understanding the UN’s inherent limitations as well as the UN’s overwhelming and vital relevance today. Certainly, the author and I do agree on one very important issue. We agree that the UN, for all its obvious faults, is more important than ever. We need to understand that the world would be worse off without it. We all need to work harder to make the UN work better.” This was the top UN official’s first public comment on the new book just published by Marshall Cavendish International (Asia). It is based on a series of revealing conversations between the former foreign minister of South Korea, now into his second term at the UN, and American journalist and professor Tom Plate, the founder of Asia Media.
About The Author
November 18, 2011
November 18, 2011
ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center, part of LMU’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, along with the university's Dept. of Political Science and the Pacific Century Institute in Los Angeles.
Annalisa Del Vecchio
Jun You Hyung
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT:
ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR:
SENIOR ADVISOR (WRITING AND EDITING):
Emeritus Executive Senior Editor
Founder & President:
Clinical Professor Tom Plate,
Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies