August 19th was selected, under Resolution by the UN General Assembly A/RES/63/139 in 2008, to commemorate the 2003 terrorist attack on the headquarters of the UN Assistance Mission in Baghdad, which killed 22, including Sergio Vieira de Mello, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Iraq, and injured over 100.
The campaign launched by the United Nations this year, titled “Share Humanity,” intends to inform about the courage and determination of humanitarian workers and urges increased use of social networks to transmit a message of solidarity in the name of humanity’s shared values.
The European Council on Tourism and Trade welcomes World Humanitarian Day-2015 celebrated the world over as an occasion to increase awareness of the public at large of the importance of humanitarian assistance and international cooperation in this area.
Under the campaign “Share Humanity,” launched by the United Nations in 2015 to mark World Humanitarian Day, the European Council on Tourism and Trade pays homage to all humanitarian workers who take risks and make personal sacrifices every day to help victims of conflicts, violence or natural disasters.
In that context, European Council on Tourism and Trade firmly condemns any threat or attack against humanitarian workers and joins the appeals to protect their safety, as per the provisions of international humanitarian law.