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. April 19 is the tragic anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations building in Iraq that killed 22 people.
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.
- Download “The World Needs More…” badge/pin for your social networks.
- Check out the live webcast of the memorial service on August that will be held at the UN headquarters in New York starting at 10 am.
So, mark your calendars! Tune in on Monday, August 19 to the WHD website or on twitter using the #WHD2013 hashtag to share your thoughts and see the hopes of others to make this a better world.
Did you know that the United Nations relief efforts include the World Food Programme, the UN Refugee Agency, the UN Children’s Agency and the World Health Organization? Learn more about the impact of the UN in this incredible “Every Day” Poster!