The United Nations officially came into being on 24 October 1945. 75 years ago, in the aftermath of the horrors of World War II, the UN set up a new order built upon hope, peace, equality and justice.
The experience of losing independence for over a century and fighting to get it back became a permanent part of Polish identity. Researcher Katarzina Sierakowska writes about that idea of polishness and how it started to be forged way before the past hundred years.
António Guterres replaces Ban Ki-moon and takes the UN office on January 1, 2017. Among his top priorities are the civil conflict in Syria which has lasted for almost six years.