Coming up on August 19 is World Humanitarian Day. Established by the United Nations in 2008, WHD memorializes those dedicated individuals who have lost their lives in service to humanitarian aid and to honor those that still serve to bring relief to millions worldwide.
This year, the theme is “The World Needs More…” You can show the world what you think we need more of by sharing your words on the World Humanitarian Day website.
So, what do you think… Love? Peace? Understanding? Hope? Food? Use the hashtag #WHD2013 to follow the action.
Need some inspiration? Check out these resources:
- A short address by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the official call-to-action for WHD. What’s his word? Watch the video!
- Kid President has jumped on board with a call to Beyonce to join him for this special day. Especially amusing is the chicken nugget puppet show! Check out the super cute Kid President Message to Beyonce video or use the hashtag #kplovesbeyonce to follow the conversation on twitter.
- Learn about the memorial services that areheld at the UN headquarters in New York.