World Humanitarian Day
The World Humanitarian Day is observed annually on August 19 across the world since the UNGA resolution on the Coordination of Emergency Assistance of the United Nations was passed. It aims to promote human welfare and honor people who have sacrificed their lives for the welfare of others.
This year, the day focused climate crises. Crises like record-breaking heatwaves, storms, extreme weather events etc., are a major threat to the future generation and their welfare. It calls for the prioritization of needs of climate-vulnerable people at the UN Climate Summit (COP26).