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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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Delegates from the Libyan political dialogue participants raise their hands at the signing ceremony of the Libyan Political Agreement in Skhirat, Morocco, on Friday. Zhang Yuan/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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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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Syrian refugees continue to arrive in Jordan, where they are greeted by authorities and sent to refugee camps and temporary settlements. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Syrian Refugees, Needs Are Growing And Aid Is Declining

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Delegates took their seats during the plenary session at the Bonn climate change conference on March 10, 2014. Negotiations resume this week; by the end of the year, the U.N. hopes to have forged a new global agreement. UNclimatechange/Flickr hide caption

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How Are U.N. Climate Talks Like A Middle School? Cliques Rule

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Babacar Gaye has been forced to resign from his post leading the U.N.'s peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. He's seen here in 2012, when he led the U.N.'s force in Syria. Hazim/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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