A lot has gone wrong this year. We don’t mean Brexit or the election of Donald Trump, both of which split opinion in Britain and the US.
We mean the thousands of migrants who died in the Med, the war in Syria, Zika virus, terror attacks all over the world, the hottest temperatures ever recorded. And, as if all that wasn’t bad enough, David Bowie died.
So from the BBC World Service Inquiry programme here are four things that went right in 2016 from the perspective of four people who helped make them happen.
Four stories united by just one thing: the ambition to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Peace in Colombia
During the 50 years of war in Colombia, most people there have been touched by it in some way. But some more than others.
Twelve members of Teresita Gaviria’s family were killed, including her father and two brothers. Then one …