Humanitarian Outlook 2019
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Humanitarian outlook 2019

In 2018, humanitarians traveled the world to help those in need. They went to the most remote areas to ensure as many people as possible received aid. And as 2019 rolls in at full speed, preparations are in place for where to next. We hope that next year, more lives can be saved and more people can be aided. Wherever humanitarians need to go, we will take you there!

For some reflection and preparation, we’ve put together this humanitarian outlook 2019. It’s not an exhaustive list of events in 2019. Rather, we’ve highlighted some of the important international days and celebrations.

World Radio Day – February 13

Radios are the media tool that can reach the most people in the world, even today. And information can be an incredible source of knowledge and power. On World Radio Day, humanitarians have the chance to unite hearts and minds through positive key messages!

Zero Discrimination Day – March 1

Zero Discrimination Day is also a commemoration day designated by the United Nations. Discrimination often happens because of fear of the unknown or just ignorance. Knowledge, learning, and interaction are the best way to eliminate bias. On Zero Discrimination Day, the world has the chance to come together and reflect to prevent discrimination from happening.

You might want to read: Zero Discrimination Day 2018

World Health Day – April 7

Healthy communities mean a healthier world. But half of the world still do not possess access to healthcare and proper medical services. On World Health Day, let’s raise awareness on how important health is and cost of not providing it.

You might also want to read: World Health Day 2018 Interesting Facts

International Day of UN Peacekeepers – May 29

Peacekeeping is essential to keep civilians safe in times of conflict. The United Nations has a long history of sending peacekeeping missions to the most challenging conflict zones. These men and women risk their lives to protect those of others. International Day of UN Peacekeepers is also an opportunity to celebrate them and commemorate those who lost their lives in the line of duty.


World Environment Day – June 5

Climate change and environmental degradation are threatening our livelihoods and those of other creatures on the planet. On World Environment Day, we can celebrate our planet. It’s also an opportunity to reflect on our daily actions and how we can improve them to limit negative impacts on the environment.

You might want to read: World Environment Day 2018

World Day against Trafficking in Persons – July 30

Human trafficking preys on the vulnerability of women, children, and also men. It sells human beings into slavery and the sex trade. It is also one of the most sophisticated international business ventures, earning billions of dollars annually. On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, we must look for ways to eradicate this terrible practice.

World Humanitarian Day – August 19

Humanitarians work tirelessly to deliver aid and protection to those in need. Their primary driver is compassion. And while most humanitarians probably don’t want to be in the limelight, we believe they should be. On World Humanitarian Day let’s celebrate the brave and compassionate humanitarians!

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International Day of Peace – September 21

The primary goal of humanity is to achieve global peace. However, it’s easier said than done. On the International Day of Peace, let’s come together as a global community to promote peace, equality, and non-discrimination.

The International Day of Peace takes place on September 21st every year. It is a time to reflect and be grateful for how far humanity has come in terms of maintaining peace. That said, it is also an opportunity to challenge our ideas and promote peace everywhere.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – October 17

Poverty is one of the world’s worst afflictions today. Billions of people live in dire poverty, without proper nutrition, shelter or opportunities. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an opportunity to reflect on this and to take meaningful action to stop poverty.

Millions of people today live in extreme poverty. It is one of the worst afflictions in the world today. Poverty causes extreme human suffering, discrimination, and inequality. It also leads to crime, violence, and economic losses. The world has taken large strides toward poverty reduction. The percentage of people living in poverty today is much lower than three decades ago, but there is still a long way to go to make sure that every single person has decent living conditions. Here’s everything you need to know about poverty.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – November 25

One of the most dangerous things a person can do is to be born a girl. One in three women experiences physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. This has to stop. On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we must take a stance and take action.

Everything you need to know about human rights

Human Rights Day – December 10

In 2018, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turned 70 years old. Governments, organizations but also individuals continue to violate fundamental human rights. Meanwhile, many people do not have the knowledge or access to claim their rights. Human Rights Day is a chance to come up with practical solutions to promote and protect every person’s human rights.

Humanitarians continuously work towards the protection and promotion of human rights. Even if their main mission is different, human rights always figure in the humanitarian approach. For example, humanitarians save lives because they believe in the individual’s right to life. Here you can also take a closer look at the different aspects of human rights, their characteristics, history, and more.

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