World Humanitarian Day: celebrating people helping people

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World Humanitarian Day: celebrating people helping people

19 August 2011

Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world. World Humanitarian Day, marked on August 19, is an opportunity to celebrate people helping people.

In conjunction, the 2011 World Humanitarian Day campaign has partnered with the United Nations Department of Public Information to launch the 3rd annual Citizen Ambassadors video contest from 8 August 2011 to 8 September 2011.

The campaign gives an opportunity for anyone to pitch their best idea on how to change the world to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon. The winners will win a trip to New York and the chance to pitch their idea in person to the Secretary General.

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