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Published online: May 30, 2022

Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World

Myint Zan
802 Shwe Than Lwin Condp, Aye Yeik Thar Street 1, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar

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The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-moon, after serving 10 years retired on January 1, 2018. His memoirs, “Resolved Uniting Nations in A Divided World” were published in 2021. Ban Ki-Moon is the only UN Secretary-General who was born and brought up in a country that not only was a victim of an invasion but also for the first time in the history of the UN, the Organization itself was directly involved in countering the invasion. Ban Ki-moon’s memoirs narrates articulately and compassionately many issues that divide the world. The efforts and ‘resolve’ of the eighth UN Secretary-General to solve, ‘resolve’ and to improve the human condition (so to speak) is reflected in the optimistic sentiment expressed in the concluding sentence of his book: “[t]ogether our mission is possible.”

Keywords : Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, George W. Bush, Trygve Lie, Resolved Uniting Nations in A Divided World

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