Former UN Director publishes a new and timely book (2016)
Former UN Director of Political Affairs, Abdelkader Abbadi, has just published his
second book titled, “From the Garden to the Glass House” with a revealing
subtitle, “An Undiplomatic Look at the United Nations”.
In this book, Dr Abbadi relates various aspects of his inside experience in the
world organization over a period of nearly a half century. Viewing the
organization from the angle of an executive officer, a diplomat, an author and
journalist, Abbadi reveals a number of previously untold stories within the
(Amazon) – This is a true story of a young boy who lived in a cave with his grand parents in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and who later finds himself on a path of exciting discovery and learning. Traveling from New York to the mid western city of Lawrence, Kansas, then Fresno and Berkeley in California, he actually witnesses the turbulence on this campus and offers his reflections on the significance of the free speech movement. After he completes his higher education, he travels back east to begin an extraordinary professional career at the United Nations. In the course of his long journey, the young man learns about the values that make America great, and about the inner working of the international organization. Looking at the latter from an intimate angle and refreshing point of view, he reveals what many others have never revealed about the internal life of the world organization. Thanks to his rich international and diplomatic experience of almost fifty years under the roof of the United Nations
In his new publication, Abbadi also highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the
United Nations and recommends ways to redress some of those weaknesses.
Further, he outlines a vision for the future of the global partnership.
“I hope that all those who love the United Nations and believe in its ideals will
treat Abbadi’s book as a clarion call for action”, writes Tommy Koh, the
Ambassador-At-Large of Singapore.
Ambassdor Anwarul Chowdhury of Bengladesh also writes, ”This out- of- the
ordinary publication enriched by rare insider’s knowledge and understanding
provides concrete actions for the much-needed reforms for the increased
effectiveness and efficiency of the world body”. He further says, ”Frank crispness
of the narratives punched with deeply perceptive reflections make the book a
treat for the globally oriented reader”.
The book is published by CreateSpace, an Amazon company.
Source: EuropaNewswire, Amazon, Abdelkader Abbadi