11 ways the UN makes the world a better place

Rohingya refugee workers hand out sacks of rice and lentils at a World Food Programme distribution point in Kutupalong camp, Bangladesh.
© UNHCR/Adam Dean
Rohingya refugee workers hand out sacks of rice and lentils at a World Food Programme distribution point in Kutupalong camp, Bangladesh.
A young girl is vaccinated against polio in Vientiane Province, Lao PDR.
© UNICEF/Simon Nazer
Venezuelans cross over the border into Colombia in search of security or a better life abroad.
© UNHCR/Vincent Tremeau
The South Pacific archipelago of Tuvalu is highly susceptible to rises in sea level brought about by climate change.
UNDP/Luke McPake
Peacekeepers from Senegal serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) patrol sensitive areas in central Mali.
UN Photo/Gema Cortes
UNHCR have provided potable water for Syrian refugees in the Badarash Camp in Iraq.
© UNHCR/Rasheed Hussein Rasheed
South Sudanese women who survived rape and brutal conflict shared their stories with the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, who led a high-powered delegation to the war-torn country.
UN Photo/Isaac Billy
A 15-year-old girl sits with her two brothers in a tent in Khamir IDP settlement, Yemen, where they live with their five other siblings.
OCHA/Giles Clarke
Women queue outside a Bamyan polling centre to vote in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections on 20 October 2018.
UNAMA/Abbas Naderi
A vaccine logistics system which monitors vaccine stock and temperatures in real time has helped India lower the number of babies who die before their fifth birthday.
UNDP India
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP), is distributing electronic cash cards to 1,500 families in El Alto and La Paz, Bolivia.
WFP/Morelia Eróstegui