The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established after World War Two in 1945 to promote international co-operation and maintain international security.
The UN has 193 members and its headquarters are in New York City. Its objectives also include promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and humanitarian aid. It is financed through contributions from its member states.
The UN's Human Development Report ranks countries according to how well they're doing in terms of development. This year's report focuses on "human development for everyone." Anke Rasper spoke to the report's lead author Selim Jahan who says many groups are still left behind.
International Women's Day (March 8th) isn't just about celebrating the achievements of women, it's also about highlighting ongoing gender disparity. According to the United Nations, climate change further exacerbates existing gender inequalities. DW talks to Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, a climate resilience expert at the United Nations University.