World Humanitarian Day

August 19 is designated by the United Nations as World Humanitarian Day, a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It was observed for the first time on this date in 2009, resulting as part of the Swedish-sponsored UN General Assembly Resolution A/63/L.49 on the Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Assistance of the United Nations.. … Continue reading World Humanitarian Day