Months of fighting have devastated the infrastructure of eastern Ukraine. Now the United Nations is turning to crowdsourcing to help rebuild.
Congo's election to the UN's Human Rights Council has been criticized because of the country’s human rights record. "This is like making a pyromaniac the town fire chief," head of the NGO UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, said.
Ukraine is seeking to politically redefine the situation in its eastern separatist-held areas. Petro Poroshenko has put forth a bill labeling Russia an aggressor and reaffirming his commitment to the Minsk II protocol.
Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the country is on the verge of another famine.
UN peacekeepers have not adequately protected Central African citizens from brutal attacks. But Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji praised their mission in an exclusive DW interview and voiced hope for reconciliation.
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