2013 Year in Review

 Amid continuing turmoil and crises, 2013 was a year of major strides for diplomacy as the United Nations worked to negotiate peace, instill hope and define a sustainable future for all.

“2013 will be remembered as the year in which the world bid a sad but celebratory farewell to Nelson Mandela… I can think of nothing I would rather see in 2014 than for world leaders to emulate his example in upholding their moral and political responsibilities, ” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in his final press conference for the year.