International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief in United Nations in 2023
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About International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

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Dates of International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
2024 United Nations Thursday, August 22ndInternational Day of Remembrance for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
2023 United Nations Tuesday, August 22ndInternational Day of Remembrance for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
2022 United Nations Monday, August 22ndInternational Day of Remembrance for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
2021 United Nations Sunday, August 22ndInternational Day of Remembrance for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
2020 United Nations Saturday, August 22ndInternational Day of Remembrance for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
Summary
The date was set by the UN General Assembly, and all states confirmed their condemnation of terrorist acts, violent acts, and extremism, which, unfortunately, still occur in various parts of the world.

From the United Nations:

The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/73/296, designated August 22nd as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief recognizing the importance of providing victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief and members of their families with appropriate support and assistance in accordance with applicable law.

It strongly deplored all acts of violence against persons on the basis of their religion or belief, as well as any such acts directed against their homes, businesses, properties, schools, cultural centres or places of worship, as well as all attacks on and in religious places, sites and shrines that are in violation of international law.

A previous resolution establishing the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism (A/RES/72/165) also recognized that working together to enhance the implementation of existing legal regimes that protect individuals against discrimination and hate crimes, increasing interreligious, interfaith and intercultural efforts and expanding human rights education are important first steps in combating incidents of intolerance, discrimination and violence against individuals on the basis of religion or belief.

By proclaiming an International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, the General Assembly recalled that States have the primary responsibility to promote and protect human rights, including the human rights of persons belonging to religious minorities, including their right to exercise their religion or belief freely.

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