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KOFI ANNAN was the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations serving two terms from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2006 and was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff. Annan has served the United Nations in various capacities since 1962, including working as the under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations and the special representative of the secretary-general to the former Yugoslavia. Born in Ghana in 1938, Annan is the first sub-Saharan African to hold the post of secretary-general. In 2001, Kofi Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with the citation praising Annan s leadership for bringing new life to the organization.

NADER MOUSAVIZADEH is the chief executive officer of Oxford Analytica, a global analysis and advisory firm. Previously, Mousavizadeh served at the United Nations in the Office of the Secretary-General from 1997 to 2003 and was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. A Rhodes Scholar and a graduate of Harvard College, he received his M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Sloan Fellow. He is a foreign affairs columnist for Reuters and the editor of "The Black Book of Bosnia.""

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"In this thought-provoking new memoir, Kofi Annan describes the peaceful and more equitable world that is within our grasp, and offers his candid perspective on the challenges we must overcome to get there. "Interventions" is a powerful reminder that the United Nations still matters--and must continue to matter if we want our new century to be more free, peaceful and prosperous than the last."
--President William J. Clinton

"Kofi Annan has been a powerful voice for the poor and a tireless advocate for peace. As a catalyst for international security and human rights, Annan reminds us that we, as a global community, are more alike than different. His life's work demonstrates what is possible when we focus on the universal values of equality, tolerance and human dignity."
--Bill Gates

"Kofi Annan is a great global leader of our time. This wonderful book gives the readers a lucid and enjoyable understanding of the kind of reasoning and commitment that has made Annan such a force for good in the troubled world in which we live."
--Amartya Sen

"Behind the velvet tones of Kofi Annan's dulcet Ghanaian voice, there's a fearsome and fearless iron will, intent on finding solutions to some of the world's biggest problems."
--Bono

"An insightful and candid account of the most defining and complex conflicts and peace deals of the last decades of the 20th century intertwined with the vision and the life journey of one of the most outstanding global leaders of our times. Kofi Annan marks his footprint in history with leadership values in which truth, humility and dignity are the weaving threads."
-- Graca Machel, founder of the Graca Machel Trust

"Kofi Annan gives a candid, clear and thoughtful account of his successes and failures in one of the world's most challenging and thankless jobs."
--Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of the Republic of Singapore


"Avoiding the nebulous rhetoric of many political memoirs, Annan instead provides a peacemaker's invaluable perspective on those crises as well as insight into the daunting challenges facing international diplomats in today's strife-ridden world." --Booklist
"[A] first-hand survey of efforts to attend to the world's ills, recalling an alphabet of post-Cold War U.N. peace work from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe." --"The Washington Post"
"Written as part autobiography, part history lesson, ["Interventions"] is infused with Mr. Annan's accounts of private encounters with world leaders." --Rick Gladstone, "The New York Times"
"[An] interesting memoir... The accounts related by Annan... are worth every minute spent reading them. Nobody alive can quite match what he has heard and seen. As a bonus, he names names of national rulers and less well-known diplomats. For readers who want to identify heroes and villains, the book provides plenty of material. ... With his book as his legacy, perhaps [Annan] will inspire younger individuals to make inroads against incredible cruelty around the world." --"Christian Science Monitor"
"An insider's personal account based on lessons drawn from long experience." --"Kirkus"
"In this thought-provoking new memoir, Kofi Annan describes the peaceful and more equitable world that is within our grasp, and offers his candid perspective on the challenges we must overcome to get there. Interventions is a powerful reminder that the United Nations still matters--and must continue to matter if we want our new century to be more free, peaceful and prosperous than the last."
--President William J. Clinton
"Kofi Annan has been a powerful voice for the poor and a tireless advocate for peace. As a catalyst for international security and human rights, Annan reminds us that we, as a global community, are more alike than different. His life's work demonstrates what is possible when we focus on the universal valu
A "Washington Post "2012 Notable Work of Nonfiction
Avoiding the nebulous rhetoric of many political memoirs, Annan instead provides a peacemaker s invaluable perspective on those crises as well as insight into the daunting challenges facing international diplomats in today s strife-ridden world." --"Booklist"
[A] first-hand survey of efforts to attend to the world s ills, recalling an alphabet of post-Cold War U.N. peace work from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. --"The Washington Post"
Written as part autobiography, part history lesson, ["Interventions"] is infused with Mr. Annan s accounts of private encounters with world leaders. --Rick Gladstone, "The New York Times"
[An] interesting memoir The accounts related by Annan are worth every minute spent reading them. Nobody alive can quite match what he has heard and seen. As a bonus, he names names of national rulers and less well-known diplomats. For readers who want to identify heroes and villains, the book provides plenty of material. With his book as his legacy, perhaps [Annan] will inspire younger individuals to make inroads against incredible cruelty around the world. --"Christian Science Monitor"
An insider's personal account based on lessons drawn from long experience. --"Kirkus"
In this thought-provoking new memoir, Kofi Annan describes the peaceful and more equitable world that is within our grasp, and offers his candid perspective on the challenges we must overcome to get there. Interventions is a powerful reminder that the United Nations still matters and must continue to matter if we want our new century to be more free, peaceful and prosperous than the last.
--President William J. Clinton
Kofi Annan has been a powerful voice for the poor and a tireless advocate for peace. As a catalyst for international security and human rights, Annan reminds us that we, as a global community, are more alike than different. His life s work demonstrates what is possible when we focus on the universal values of equality, tolerance and human dignity.
--Bill Gates
Kofi Annan is a great global leader of our time. This wonderful book gives the readers a lucid and enjoyable understanding of the kind of reasoning and commitment that has made Annan such a force for good in the troubled world in which we live.
--Amartya Sen
"Behind the velvet tones of Kofi Annan's dulcet Ghanaian voice, there's a fearsome and fearless iron will, intent on finding solutions to some of the world's biggest problems."
--Bono
An insightful and candid account of the most defining and complex conflicts and peace deals of the last decades of the 20th century intertwined with the vision and the life journey of one of the most outstanding global leaders of our times. Kofi Annan marks his footprint in history with leadership values in which truth, humility and dignity are the weaving threads.
-- Graca Machel, founder of the Graca Machel Trust
Kofi Annan gives a candid, clear and thoughtful account of his successes and failures in one of the world s most challenging and thankless jobs.
--Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of the Republic of Singapore "

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