Today is World Humanitarian Day
Today is World Humanitarian Day. This explanation is from the World Humanitarian Day website:
The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted in its Plenary Session on 11th December 2008, the Swedish sponsored Omnibus Resolution on â€œStrengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance of the United Nationsâ€, that carried the historic decision by the world body, to designate the 19th August as World Humanitarian Day to honor all humanitarian and the United Nations and associated personnel who have lost their lives in the cause of duty and those who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause.
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Note: Although “humanist” and “humanitarian” sound similar, the meaning is different. However, there are Humanist humanitarians, just as there are humanitarians who have a religious faith.