Health workers collect the body of a cholera victim in Petionville, Haiti, in February 2011. The disease first appeared on the island in October 2010, likely introduced by U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal, possibly a single individual. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, says the proposed resolution sanctioning North Korea "is the toughest sanctions resolution that has been put forward in more than two decades." Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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U.S. Proposes Tough New Sanctions On North Korea — With China's Support

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The town of Bentiu, in South Sudan, has been nearly abandoned. On the main road, a boy hides behind a telephone pole. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Living In A Camp By A Ruined City, They're Strangers In Their Own Land

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South Sudanese civilians flee fighting in the northeastern town of Malakal on February 18, 2016, where gunmen opened fire on civilians sheltering inside a United Nations base. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Burundian soldier of the U.N. peacekeeping force MINUSCA contingent uses a metal detector at the entrance of a polling station in Bangui, Central African Republic on Dec. 14, 2015. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Burundian Peacekeeping Abroad Can Fuel Conflict At Home

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Canadian Judge Marie Deschamps, chair of the Independent Review Panel on U.N. Response to Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Foreign Military Forces, at a news conference at the United Nations on Thursday. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Independent Panel Says U.N. Failed To Respond To Abuse Allegations

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South Sudanese seeking refuge line up to register at the U.N.'s base in Bentiu in February. At that time, the camp was receiving up to 200 new people a day. It now serves as home to some 100,000 people. Charles Lomodong/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Bases Turn Into Cities For Desperate And Displaced In South Sudan

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Delegates from about 170 countries gathered in Kyoto in December 1997 during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This year in Paris, the stakes are even higher, negotiators say. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kyoto Treaty Fizzled, But Climate Talkers Insist Paris Is Different

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Imagine a bar without the booze. Delegates wrangling in Bonn, Germany, this week have to figure out soon how to cover the world's climate bill. Oliver Berg/DPA/Landov hide caption

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How U.N. Climate Negotiations Are Like Splitting A Bar Tab

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Syrians arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos are part of the largest flow of refugees since World War II. The challenge for the U.N. is to find the funds and political will to address refugee needs while tackling the newly ratified Sustainable Development Goals. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Breaking bricks is one of the lowest-paying jobs in Bangladesh. This photo was shot at a brick kiln in the Dhaka District, home to the capital city of Dhaka. Paul Joseph Brown hide caption

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Life On $1.25 A Day: Plenty Of Worries But Still Time For Tea

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U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World

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