World Humanitarian Day
Date: 19 August 2019
15:00 - 18:00
Location: Room XX
United Nations family and humanitarian partners in Geneva marking the World Humanitarian Day on 19 August 2019
Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room (Room XX)
Designated by the General Assembly to be observed on 19 August - the day when 22 colleagues were killed at the United Nations office in Baghdad, World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to colleagues who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to honour the thousands of aid workers who continue to provide much needed support to people suffering from conflicts or disasters across the world. As the world’s humanitarian capital, Geneva plays a central role in bringing together the partners to ensure an effective humanitarian response.
This year, the Geneva World Humanitarian Day commemoration is organized in collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). It begins with a panel discussion to highlight the remarkable bravery of Women Humanitarians who continue to devote themselves to the humanitarian cause across the world. A solemn commemoration to acknowledge humanitarian workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty will follow outside Room XX. The observance will conclude with a reception generously offered by OCHA. A photo exhibition on the subject will be displayed at the Exhibition Gallery outside Room XX.
The provisional programme can be found here. English/French interpretation will be provided. The event will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org.
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