World Humanitarian Day 2019

World Humanitarian Day is observed across the world on August 19 to pay tribute to workers who risk their lives in humanitarian services and to gather support for people affected by crises around the world. The day was designated by the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 19 August 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.

World Health organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group.

Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

Head: Tedros Adhanom

Founded: 7 April 1948

Founders: India, United States, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, etc.

Subsidiary: Pan American Health Organization

WHD 2019 campaign: Women Humanitarians

World Humanitarian Day 2019 is set to celebrate Women Humanitarians and their undying contribution in making the world a better place. This year’s campaign on Women Humanitarians supports the recognition that women deserve in the strengthening of global humanitarian response as well as in protection efforts under the international law.

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