Citizen of the World:Soon-Young and the UN

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Mission Point Press’ press release state: “Yoon’s newly released book Citizen of the World: Soon-Young and the UN, is a collection of her reflections both as an insider and outsider at the UN—adviser to international agencies and a leading voice in the struggle for human rights. She urges us to look at the world through women’s eyes to understand why gender equality and women’s empowerment, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable populations, are essential to our collective good.”

Here are some reviews:

“Great book—I strongly recommend it.” —Pramila Patten, UN Secretary-General Spe-cial Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict

“Congratulations—I will donate it to Rutgers Library women’s studies collection.” —Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University, and recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights.

“In this highly readable volume, focused on important world issues with serious prob-lems never oversimplified or minimized, the author manages to give inspiring and en-couraging anecdotes and observations. Despite many acronyms and dates, the au-thor’s style remains simple, conversational, and highly readable, always engaging the reader on a personal level. Beginning with her own United Nations experiences, she cites initiatives taken by other individuals and groups around the world to deal with the specific problem that is the chapter’s focus. There are problems here but no helpless-ness or hopelessness.” —Pamela Grath, PhD, proprietor of Dog Ears Books, Northport, Michigan

“This insightful, articulate, highly personal collection of essays is a testament to the prodigious amount of energy that Soon-Young has invested in her cause. … Anyone who shares the author’s belief that ‘gender equality and women’s empowerment, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable populations, is essential to our collective good’ will appreciate Soon-Young’s unique observations. Refreshingly earnest without descending into pedantry, the author’s forthright and heartfelt style will captivate the reader to the last page.” —Margy Fletcher, contributor to MIND (the monthly magazine of Central Indiana Mensa)