终结贫困的力量

纽约——作为一名在朝鲜战争中成长起来的孩子,我对贫困感同身受。每天我都要面对贫困;我就生活在其中。在我最早的记忆中,我曾沿着泥泞小道走入大山以躲避战火,身后是陷入熊熊大火的村庄,不知道我和我的家庭将面临什么样的命运。

答案是联合国和其他国际机构。在许多国家和朋友的帮助下,韩国得以在可怕的战乱后重新站稳脚跟并崛起。数百万韩国人几十年的辛劳和牺牲终于让大韩民国在不到半个世纪的时间里走出了极端贫困,走向了繁荣。

作为联合国秘书长,我仍然在继续着这个故事。每天,我的工作便是帮助终结困扰着全世界近10亿人口的极端贫困。

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