International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is held on August 21. Adopted by the UN on October 27, 2017. This event in the third decade of the month August is annual. Help us
The General Assembly, in its resolution 72/165 (2017), established 21 August as the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism in order to honor and support the victims and survivors of terrorism and to promote and protect the full enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.
By proclaiming an International Day dedicated to victims, the General Assembly reaffirmed that the promotion and the protection of human rights and the rule of law at the national; and international levels are essential for preventing and combating terrorism.
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End-of-war Memorial Day in Japan on August 15 (when the National Memorial Service for War Dead is held);
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International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Violence Due to Religion or Belief on August 22 (International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief - established since May 28, 2019 - UN A/RES/73/296);