There’s nothing more heartbreaking than to look at some of these images. Millions of children continue to suffer from poverty, malnutrition, war and global strife.
As the world’s only true governing body, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by one country acting alone.
To its initial goals of safeguarding peace, protecting human rights, establishing the framework for international justice and promoting economic and social progress, since its creation, the United Nations has added on new challenges and goals, and these include climate change, international terrorism and AIDS.
While conflict resolution and peacekeeping continue to be among its most visible efforts, the UN, along with various other specialized international organizations, is also engaged in a wide array of activities to improve people’s lives all across the world.