The UN Geneva building is imposing (just a tiny bit of it is seen here), the hallways long and humming with activity. More often than not, the hallways and the delegates salons are where important discussions take place, disagreements sorted out, compromises made.

I’m appreciative of the UN. Tirelessly, all the organisations, committees and working groups try to fix everything that should be better – and fairer – in this world. It might not always work as quickly or efficiently as some would like, but it gets there eventually. Most of all, the UN keeps gun-crazed madmen (and nations) in check. Most of the time.

World at a Glance is a series of short posts here on Sophie’s World, with a single photo, portraying curious, evocative, happy, sad, wondrous or unexpected little encounters.