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Honouring those who gave their lives in the service of human rights

2014

Flowers are placed at the bust of former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mellow on World Humanitarian Day © OHCHR Sandeep PrasannaIn memory of those who lost their lives working for human rights
On World Humanitarian Day, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay pays tribute to colleagues in her Office and the wider UN who have lost their lives in the course of their humanitarian work.
19-08-2014



2013

The UN Human Rights Office honours staff members who have lost their lives in the service of human rights
A memorial ceremony is held at the UN Human Rights office in Geneva to honour staff members who lost their lives in the line of duty.
19-08-2013



2012

UN human rights colleagues honoured at a memorial ceremony in Geneva
A memorial ceremony is held at the UN Human Rights office in Geneva to honour colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty.
17-08-2012



2011

Realizing the rights of victims of terrorism
Victims of terrorism require immediate assistance and long term medical and psycho-social support, as well as financial assistance to rebuild their lives, says UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay.
22-08-2011

UN Human Rights colleagues honoured and remembered
The UN Human Rights Office in Geneva held a small ceremony on 19 August to remember those who died while serving the UN and the cause of human rights.
19-08-2011



2010

World Humanitarian Day
The international community pays tribute to the thousands of humanitarian workers who help those in need of assistance in crises brought on by natural and man-made disasters.
19-08-2010


2009

World Humanitarian Day
The first World Humanitarian Day honours workers who have lost their lives in service of others.
19-08-2009


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