2015 Year in Review

2015 was a year of triumphal moments and haunting images: A little boy, washed up on the shore symbolising the plight of 60 million refugees; people in Paris, Beirut and Nairobi running from terror attacks and countries ruined in relentless battles. The "UN Year in Review 2015" remembers once more the daunting challenges the United Nations faced in its 70th anniversary year - but also gives a glimpse of what can be achieved, when we all work together.
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A glimpse of some of the year's major developments from the UN News Centre.
The "UN Year in Review 2015" gives a glimpse of what can be achieved, when we all work together: The global collaborative effort to curb Ebola, the unity of all member states to invest in the future of our planet by unanimously adopting the Sustainable Development Agenda to end extreme poverty and the historic Paris Agreement, joining hands in climate action to prevent further temperature rise.
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An historic agreement on climate change which commits countries to keeping global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius. Adoption of a new global agenda that promises a sustainable future for all people and the planet. A call from Pope Francis urging leaders to do more for the world's most disadvantaged people in times of peace and war. These were some of the top stories covered by UN Radio over the past year.
Tackling the Ebola Crisis. Assisting a record number of refugees fleeing violence. Guaranteeing Women's and LGBT Rights. Spearheading an ambitious new global Climate Change agreement. These are just a few of the UN's most pressing challenges from 2015. From our peacekeepers on the ground, to the halls of the Security Council, these 100 photos present a unique view of the UN's efforts over the past year to ensure human rights and international peace and security for all.