Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefs journalists.
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Ban calls on world leaders to emulate Mandela’s example to bring peace in 2014

With 2013 marked by a deterioration “beyond all imagination” in the Syrian conflict and the “imminent danger of mass atrocities” looming in the Central African Republic (CAR), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on world leaders to follow the example of the late South African President Nelson Mandela in making 2014 the year of protecting people.