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The Nation:  Ban Ki-moon Reflects on the Successes and Frustrations of His 10 Years as UN Secretary-General

The Nation: Ban Ki-moon Reflects on the Successes and Frustrations of His 10 Years as UN Secretary-General

September 20, 2016: Former UN Bureau Chief for The New York Times, Barbara Crossette, reflects on Ban Ki-moon's 10 years as UN Secretary-General, in The Nation. In her analysis, Crossette highlights the influential role played by key civil society advocates on the United Nations during Ban's tenure, including AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue Campaign's efforts to expose sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel. (UN Photo / Rick Bajornas)

Statement by the Secretary-General to the United Nations General Assembly

Statement by the Secretary-General to the United Nations General Assembly

September 20, 2016: In his final address to the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his regret for sexual abuse committed by UN peacekeepers and for the UN's role in the outbreak of cholera in Haiti.  "Protectors must never become predators," he said of, "the despicable acts of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by UN peacekeepers." On Haiti, Ban expressed, "tremendous regret and sorrow at the profound suffering of Haitians affected by cholera," and called it the UN's, "moral responsibility," to support the Haitian people.  (UN Photo / Cia Pak)

Media Highlights: UN admits role in cholera epidemic in Haiti

Media Highlights: UN admits role in cholera epidemic in Haiti

August 31, 2016: In late August 2016, The New York Times initially reported the United Nations' long-overdue admission of peacekeepers' role in the initial outbreak of cholera in Haiti nearly six years ago. (UN Photo / UNICEF / Marco Dormino)