If Andrew Lansley were to submit a CV for the top humanitarian role at the UN - which David Cameron is nominating him for - what would he write under "relevant experience"?
Terrorist kidnapping and extortion is now a multi-million pound industry, according to a UN report - and the average value of a foreign hostage is £1.7m.
Today in New York the UN will sit down to talk about climate change. Again. But can one extra day of talking possibly make any difference to change the pace of action on global warming?
Achieving a unified approach in dealing with the threat from Islamic State is one of several challenges facing the US at the United Nations General Assembly this week.
This weekend saw the world's biggest march on climate change to date. Will the enthusiasm be replicated at the New York on Tuesday? Channel 4 News takes a look.