International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is an annual event observed on August 21 to honor and support the victims and survivors of terrorism.
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Observed on: August 21
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 2017 (UN Proclamation), 2018 (First Observation)
About International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
On December 19, 2017 United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in 2017 to observe August 21 as the International Day to Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. It was first observed on 21 August 2018. This day is observed to honor the victims and survivors of terrorism. It is also important to make them fully recover and come back to their normal life. This requires a long term multi-dimensional approach which includes physical, psychological, social and financial support.
Actions and Programs on the Day
Programs on this day encourages to support victims of terrorism and to help them to come back to their normal life. Events are organized to raise awareness of giving honor and also to stand in solidarity with the victims. Governments, social organizations, NGOs and like-minded organizations and persons are taking part in this programs. They also mobilize resources for helping victims.
Programs and events also includes interviews and documentaries that highlight international solidarity with victims, shows positive stories of victims’ resilience and illustrates what has been done for and by victims over the last decades.