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World Humanitarian Day 2018



United Nations family and humanitarian partners in Geneva marking the World Humanitarian Day on 16 August 2018

Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room (Room XX)
4.00 pm

19 August 2018 marks 15 years since the terrorist attack on the United Nations Office in Baghdad, in which 22 of our colleagues died and hundreds were injured. This horrible act reflected the increasingly violent attacks against the UN and other organizations, taking the lives of hundreds of humanitarian workers and other colleagues. This unacceptable trend was further exacerbated by the attack against the United Nations Office in Algiers on 11 December 2007 and other heinous violent acts in various parts of the world.

In the context of the World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) will hold a special commemorative ceremony to remember those who lost their lives in the service of peace in Baghdad, Algiers and elsewhere. We will pay tribute to the fortitude of the survivors and families of the victims, and pledge to carry forward the memory of our fallen colleagues through our work.
The observance will conclude with a reception generously offered by OCHA.


Participants without a valid access badge for the Palais des Nations are invited to register here.


You can watch the commemoration here.

Click here for the programme.