The UN chief has called the plight of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh a “humanitarian and human rights nightmare”.
So what has it been like trying to ease the suffering on the ground?
How do you overcome years of sexual slavery, despite scars which will always remain?
Grizelda Grootboom knows the answer, and in September, she joined the Secretary-General at the UN’s main podium, to tell her story.
South Sudan has known no respite since fighting broke out last July, following the collapse of a peace deal between the government and opposition forces.
A charity runner who does not particularly enjoy running has completed 40 marathons in 40 days to raise awareness about the global goal of providing all people with clean water and sanitation by 2030.
Sylvia Earle, perhaps the world’s best known woman marine scientist, literally fell head over heels in love with the ocean as a little girl.
An Indian man who cycled across eight countries to be reunited with his sweetheart in Sweden has shared his story at the United Nations.
Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia, known as PK, made the incredible journey in the mid-1970s.
During the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, “rape was as much a tool of genocide as the machete,” the UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Bangura has said.
Listen to a special holiday season programme: a look back at the best of our new podcast series launched in 2016, The Lid is On. It’s the phrase you hear at the close of business each day at UN Headquarters, when the meetings are over.
The “virulent spread” of violent extremism is posing a “direct assault” on the UN Charter and human rights around the world according to the
Ending AIDS means controlling the spread of spread of HIV and lessening the impact on people’s lives, says the UN agency fighting the epidemic, UNAIDS.