World Humanitarian Day – 19th August
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♦ The theme WHD 2021 is #TheHumanRace: a world task for climate motion in solidarity with human beings who want it the most.
♦ August 19 marks the Humanitarian day on which the then Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello & 21 of his colleagues had been killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. ♦ World Humanitarian Day was venerated for the first time on 19 August 2009, after it was once formally recognised by way of the United Nations General Assembly in 2009.