World Humanitarian Day - Geneva Commemoration 2023
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Annual observance of World Humanitarian Day at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
World Humanitarian Day 2023 theme is: "No matter what" . A theme is decided every year to observe WHD that aims to bring partners from across the humanitarian system together and work collectively for survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises. Designated by the General Assembly to be observed on 19 August - the day when 22 colleagues were killed at the United Nations Office in Baghdad, World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to colleagues who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to honour the thousands of aid workers who continue to provide much needed support to people suffering from conflicts or disasters across the world. As the world's humanitarian capital, Geneva plays a central role in bringing together partners to ensure an effective humanitarian response.