From corruption scandals to allegations of sexual abuse within peacekeeping ranks, the United Nations has been the subject of criticism in recent years.

And while the serious flaws within the organisation are inexcusable, one also has to look at some of the unique work it carries out, such as providing aid to the more than 55 million refugees in 123 countries. 

In this week's Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan looks beyond the organisation's flaws and points to the UN's importance on a global stage.

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Source: Al Jazeera