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United Nations Humanitarian Heroes to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of World Humanitarian Day
Monday, August 18, 2014
United Nations Humanitarian Heroes to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of World Humanitarian Day07:00 EDT Monday, August 18, 2014
ADVISORY, Aug. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
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.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
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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.
World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe and show that the world needs more #HumanitarianHeroes like these.
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