Humanitarian assistance

World Humanitarian Day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. It is a Day to commemorate all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme joins the world in recognizing those who face danger and adversity in order to help others.

19 August 2014

They were called the ‘Game Makers’. This name, which empowered and acknowledged them as the real protagonists of the games, was reserved for the 70,000 volunteers who served at the recent London 2012 Paralympic Games. It was reserved for those ‘who (made) the games possible’ and included people with disabilities.

03 December 2012