0 August 19 is World Humanitarian Day

United Nations, World Humanitarian Day
On December 11, 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided:
"...to designate 19 August as World Humanitarian Day in order to contribute to increasing public awareness about humanitarian assistance activities worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in this regard, as well as to honour all humanitarian and United Nations and associated personnel who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause and those who have lost their lives in the cause of duty, and invites all Member States and the entities of the United Nations system, within existing resources, as well as other international organizations and non-governmental organizations, to observe it annually in an appropriate manner."

Over fifty humanitarian workers and freelance filmmakers, from over forty countries around the globe, collaborated on the 2010 World Humanitarian Day project. The film was shot in under 9 weeks on a very small budget with the goal of "showing the enormous diversity of places, faces and endeavors of humanitarian aid workers in 2010."

Please share this video with your friends and family. For more information about World Humanitarian Day, visit ochaonline.un.org/whd.

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