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**FILE** U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** The United Nations building is reflected on the window of the U.S. mission to the U.N. as portraits of American President Barack Obama, left, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hang in the lobby, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, in New York. (Associated Press)

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks about the situation in Syria during a news conference Thursday at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** The United Nations building is reflected on the window of the U.S. mission to the U.N. as portraits of American President Barack Obama, left, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hang in the lobby, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, in New York. (Associated Press)

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U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, with Sens. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, and Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, about the Benghazi terrorist attack. (Associated Press)

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Members of the United Nations Security Council vote for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, during a meeting at U.N. headquarters on March 7, 2013. The unanimous vote by the U.N.'s most powerful body sparked a furious Pyongyang to threaten a nuclear strike against the United States. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Members of the United Nations Security Council vote for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, during a meeting at U.N. headquarters on March 7, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Free Syrian Army fighters stand next to United Nations Disengagement Observer vehicles in the southern province of Daraa, Syria, near the Golan Heights, on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in an image taken from video obtained from Ugarit News and authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting. Clashes between Syrian troops and rebel fighters flared on Thursday near an area where armed fighters linked to the opposition abducted 21 U.N. peacekeepers a day earlier. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

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Free Syrian Army fighters stand next to United Nations Disengagement Observer vehicles in the southern province of Daraa, Syria, near the Golan Heights, on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in an image taken from video obtained from Ugarit News and authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting. Clashes between Syrian troops and rebel fighters flared on Thursday near an area where armed fighters linked to the opposition abducted 21 U.N. peacekeepers a day earlier. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a rambling speech at the U.N. on Wednesday with complaints about a “new era of hegemony” and “double standards.” It was his last address to the General Assembly as his nation’s leader. (Associated Press)

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North Korea's secretive, totalitarian regime has issued several provocations under leader Kim Jong-un, including, the Feb. 12 test of a nuclear device, in violation of U.N. sanctions. (Associated Press)

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North Korea’s secretive, totalitarian regime has issued several provocations under leader Kim Jong-un, including, the Feb. 12 test of a nuclear device, in violation of U.N. sanctions. (Associated Press)

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North Korea’s secretive, totalitarian regime has issued several provocations under leader Kim Jong-un, including, the Feb. 12 test of a nuclear device, in violation of U.N. sanctions. (Associated Press)

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Jan Kubis, the top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan, presents the annual U.N. report on Afghan civilian casualties at a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

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After more than two decades of wars and U.N. embargoes, Iraq is back in the oil market just when demand is poised to surge in a way that threatens to drive up prices to destabilizing levels. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 21, 2012, file image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a banquet for rocket scientists in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea's top governing body warned Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, that the regime will conduct its third nuclear test in defiance of U.N. punishment, and made clear that its long-range rockets are designed to carry not only satellites but also warheads aimed at striking the United States. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video, File)

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United States Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (left) arrives Jan. 11, 2013, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva for a meeting with U.N. Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov (both unseen) to find a politic solution for the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

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United States Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (left) arrives Jan. 11, 2013, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva for a meeting with U.N. Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov (both unseen) to find a politic solution for the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and U.N. envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi talk during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and U.N. envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi talk during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)