As the conflict in South Sudan grows, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon wants to deploy more peacekeeping forces.
The UN's top diplomat says his term at the UN has seen violence and conflicts around the world continue unabated, but that many lives have also changed for the better. His 10 years in office end on January 1.
A new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has called for tougher sanctions on senior officials in South Sudan for failing to end atrocities. HRW wants to see President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar punished, too.
The UN secretary-general has warned that South Sudan "will be on a trajectory toward mass atrocities" unless the Security Council imposes an arms embargo. The US will request a vote on such an embargo before year-end.
The outgoing UN secretary-general said it had been a "privilege" to lead the organization in its quest to tamp down conflict and end suffering. Ban has hinted that he may now run for president in his native South Korea.
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