Mike Moore says he was born into the Labour Party in New Zealand through his family's strong connections with the labour movement.

He was a political activist from a young age and at 23 became the youngest person ever elected to parliament.

He would go on to lead the Labour Party as prime minister, but only held the position for a few weeks.

It was another challenging role for him when he became the director-general of the World Trade Organisation at a time of momentous changes in the global economy. 

As head of the organisation he witnessed the massive anti-globalisation protests in Seattle in 1999 and China's accession into the WTO.

Moore says his childhood in New Zealand left him always hating privilege but it was also a time when he developed his love of books, ideas and a good argument.

This episode of One on One airs from Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0300, 1630; Sunday: 0430, 2330; Monday: 0300, 1230.

Source: Al Jazeera