Departing UN chief Ban Ki-moon bids a fond farewell to staff

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joked that he feels like Cinderella, as he prepares to step down at midnight on 31 December 2016.

The top diplomat beamed as he told a room full of UN staff: "I have just two words: 'Thank you!'"

"On the eve of the new year, I'll be in Times Square [New York] for the ball drop. Millions of people will be watching as I lose my job!'' he added.