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Monday, 18 August 2014

World Humanitarian Day 2014, 19 August

 

2014年的主题:世界需要更多
Тема Дня 2014 года: «Миру нужно больше...»



On World Humanitarian Day, we renew our commitment to life-saving relief efforts -- and we remember all those who died serving this noble cause. Last year, more humanitarian workers were kidnapped, seriously injured or killed than ever before. This is an outrage.
In recent weeks, dozens of humanitarians -- including members of the UN family -- have lost their lives in South Sudan and Gaza. Too many people have died or suffered from deliberate attacks.
Humanitarian workers and their families are hit hardest by these crimes.
But they are also felt by millions of others.
Attacks on humanitarian workers hinder the ability of people in desperate need to receive lifesaving assistance.
Children go unvaccinated. Sick and wounded patients go untreated. Those forced from their homes are left without food, water or shelter – exposed to violence, disease or other threats.
On World Humanitarian Day, we honour the heroic aid workers who rush bravely to help people in need.
We remember their sacrifices, and we recognize the millions of people who count on humanitarian workers for their very survival.
Let us honour the fallen by protecting those who carry on their work – and supporting humanitarian relief operations worldwide.

Ban Ki-moon







As part of this year's World Humanitarian Day activities, a brand new online community called "Messengers of Humanity" was launched on July 31, 2014.
Messengers of Humanity is a platform for global advocates to stand up for humanity by amplifying a generation’s call for a better world.
As a Messenger of Humanity, you will receive the latest advocacy campaigns from humanitarian organisations working with their call to action that you can share on your social networks and amplify the message.
for more information, read the FAQ PDF document or visit the official page.





Events

 Remember the fallen : A wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the Baghdad bombing (organized by the United Nations Staff Union) will be held on Tuesday, 19 August 2014, at 09:30 a.m. EST, in the Secretariat Building South Lobby. The ceremony will be streamed live on UN Webcast.




19 Aug 2014 - Remarks by Mr. Jan Eliasson, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General during the meeting of the Security Council on the Protection of civilians in armed conflict on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day (19 August). 


19 Aug 2014 - Remarks by Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (from Geneva) during the meeting of the Security Council on the Protection of civilians in armed conflict on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day (19 August).



19 Aug 2014 - Remarks by Mr. Masood Karakhail, Director and Co-Founder of the Liaison Office, during the meeting of the Security Council on the Protection of civilians in armed conflict on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day (19 August).

  

Resources :

 Join the forum : World Humanitarian Day 2014, The World needs more ...

 This year the UN and its humanitarian partners continue their ground-breaking campaign called The world needs more… which is the first-of-its-kind project that turns words into aid

HUMAN SECURITY UNIT Strategic Plan 2014-2017

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