International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

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2022 Date21 August 2022
2023 Date21 August 2023
International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

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International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is an observance sponsored by the United Nations. The day honors all victims of terrorism and emphasizes that these victims should have more attention. The UN states that victims of terrorism are often forgotten or not heard by the community. The organization aims to increase action and awareness towards addressing the needs of these victims. The observance occurs every year on August 21st.

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International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism Facts & Quotes

  • According to ourworldindata.org, 95% of the deaths from terrorism in 2017 occurred in the Middle East, Africa, or South Asia.
  • According to ourworldindata.org, terrorism was responsible for 5% of global deaths in 2017.
  • I welcome the decision of the General Assembly to establish an International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. We must lift up the voices of victims and survivors of terrorist attacks, who consistently call for accountability and results. When we respect the human rights of victims and provide them with support and information, we reduce the lasting damage done by terrorists to individuals, communities and societies UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

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Intl. Day of Remembrance & Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism - References and Related Sites

UN: Victims of Terrorism Day
ourworldindata.org: Statistics on Worldwide Terrorism

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