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World Humanitarian Day - 21.8.2017

This year, the Geneva World Humanitarian Day commemoration is organized in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).  It will include a panel discussion on “Violence against health care and its implications for affected populations, humanitarian workers and aid”, followed by an award ceremony organized by the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation.

A solemn commemoration to acknowledge humanitarian workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty will take place outside Room XX.  The observance will conclude with a small reception generously offered by OCHA.  The provisional programme is attached.

Non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) are invited to the World Humanitarian Day activities.  Interested participants who do not have an access badge to the Palais des Nations are kindly requested to register