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World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19, 2014. In honor of the occasion, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson and Kenneth Payumo - Chief, Peacekeeping Operations Support section - Department of Safety and Security United Nations will ring the Opening Bell.
2013 and the first half of 2014 saw an alarming rise in the level of attacks and incidents involving humanitarian workers.
In Gaza, West Africa, the Central African Republic and South Sudan aid workers continue to be targeted.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
World Humanitarian Day Contact:
Moira Breslin (917) 705-5530
Akbar Hamid (646) 334-5789
Annmarie Mercieri (860) 729-3323
Christine Barna (646) 441-5310
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About World Humanitarian Day:
World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.