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International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2020: History and Significance of the day

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International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is an official United Nations observance held every year on August 21 to honor the victims and survivors of terrorist attacks around the world.

International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2020

The third celebration of the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism will occur on 21 August 2020 at 10 am (New York time EDT). It happens during attempting times for the international community, with the continuous outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic searched the world. With the international community being concentrated on the response to the pandemic and cancellation of numerous remembrances and recognitions, it is basic to require some time to remember and honor the survivors of terrorism.

An online high-level event entitled “Not Forgotten: Stories of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism”, will be held with the participation of the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, for victims to talk about recognition on their terms, reminding the crowd that it is about bereavement, as well as about recognizing the experience of survivors.

International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism History

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism was organized by a resolution of the General Assembly on December 19, 2017. In addition to other things, the resolution emphasized that the rule of law and the insurance of human rights for all play a key role in forestalling and battling terrorism at the national and international levels.

The General Assembly, in its resolution 72/165 (2017), built up 21 August as the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism to respect and support the victims and survivors of terrorism and to advance and ensure the full pleasure in their human rights and key freedoms.

Even though terrorism is a global issue that influences most nations, most passings brought about by terrorism are concentrated in a few nations, including Somali, Syria, Nigeria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In these nations, victims, and survivors of terrorist attacks battle to have their voices heard.

One of the significant duties of all UN member states is to help victims of terrorism, advance and ensure their rights, and lift the voices of victims and survivors. Ignoring the rights of terrorism victims is one of the factors that decrease the efficiency of the battle against terrorism on a global scale.

International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism Significance

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism was set up to raise the awareness of governments and the overall population about the significance of long term physical, mental, social, and financial recovery of terrorism victims to assist them with coordinating go into society.

By announcing an International Day Commemorating Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, the UNGA reviewed that States have essential duty to advance and secure human rights, including human rights of people having a place with religious minorities as well as including their right to exercise their religion or belief freely.

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