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Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters.

UN Photo/Mark Garten

On 7 August, Saiibou adjusts the sling pouch strapping two-year-old Harea to her back, as they make their way home in the village of Tsaki in Maradi Region. Balanced on her head is the sack of millet she just bought at a cereal bank.

UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan


On 29 June, a woman chops wood to sell for food on a hillside already affected by soil erosion, in the village of Chipumi. The area is suffering from growing deforestation as people chop down trees for fuel and to make room for agriculture.

UN Photo/Logan Abassi


CA woman reaches for a ration of bread at a food distribution point in the city of Karachi. The cost of food has increased nearly 20 per cent in the past year, and 28 per cent of the country’s population – totalling some 45 million people – is now food insecure.

UN Photo/Marco Dormino


MINUSTAH Military Personnel Prepare for Civic Day Events Members of the Brazilian battalion of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

UN Photo/Marie Frechon


ECOSOC in official session at the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Switzerland.

UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras


Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters.

UN Photo/Yutaka Nagata


A girl reads at Tao Jiang Central Primary School, a UNICEF-supported school in Tao Jiang Village, Guizhou Province.

UN Photo/Olivier Chassot


Timor Woman at Work in Rice Fields. A woman harvests rice in Oecussi, Timor-Leste.

UN Photo/Martine Perret


With Famine Crisis Thousands of Somalis Flee to Ethiopia Refugee Camps A Somali refugee stands inside a tent with her baby in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. Fleeing drought and famine in their home country, thousands of Somalis have taken up residence across the border in Dollo Ado where a complex of camps is assisted by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2203/Olivier Asselin


Construction Work Underway on Prison Partially Funded by MINUSTAH A construction worker plasters cement down for a new prison in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Croix de Bouquets, partially funded by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). It is expected that the new prison will help alleviate overcrowding in Haiti's only penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince.

UN Photo/Marie Frechon


Members of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) participates at the Special Event of the Council with the philanthropy community in New York in February 2010.

UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré