Today Is World Humanitarian Day – 19th August 2013

Every year on August 19th the United Nations honors humanitarian workers with World Humanitarian Day.

This year the question being asked by the United Nations for this traditional commemoration is:

“What Do You Think The World Needs More Of?”

The International community are being asked to contribute their thoughts directly on the UN World Humanitarian Day website, as well as through the use of Twitter posts using hashtags to spread the word through social media.

To participate, post a tweet today saying what YOU think the world needs more of, but make sure you also include the hashtag #theworldneedsmore with your tweet so you can truly share your thoughts with the rest of the world.

Don’t forget to visit the hashtag #theworldneedsmore on Twitter throughout the day to see what everyone else thinks!


The date for World Humanitarian Day was not just randomly selected. As stated on the UN website, the date August 19th was officially designated by the UN General Assembly for World Humanitarian Day to coincide with the anniversary of the tragic 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which claimed 22 lives.

Today is a day to pause and remember those who died in this tragedy 10 years ago, but it is also a time to celebrate the humanitarian spirit many people still feel. It is a spirit that continues to thrive throughout the world.

Remember, it’s a big wide world out there, but we’re all in this together, so let’s help each other out when we can!


PS – Perhaps for you, like us, this post has put a certain song in your mind… if that’s the case, then simply click the embedded YouTube Video below and satisfy the need to hear this great tune; What the World Needs Now Is Love, by Jackie DeShannon..