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May 2018

International Humanitarian Protection Training – Australian Red Cross, Sydney

May 24 - May 25
Red Cross Office – Sydney, 464 Kent Street
Sydney , NSW 2000 Australia
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Aid workers are responsible for protecting the safety, dignity and rights of those they assist, whether material, physical or psychosocial. Understanding the theory and practice of protections should be seen as essential for work in the humanitarian sector. International Humanitarian Protection Training (IHPT) will help build your understanding and skills in applying protection practices to your work. For more information on the learning objectives and course details, click here.

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International Day of UN Peacekeepers

May 29

"On this International Day of UN Peacekeepers we pay tribute to more than 113,000 ‘Blue Helmets’, UN Police and civilian personnel deployed to 16 missions. We acknowledge the contribution made by an ever-growing number of Member States to our operations. Their efforts on behalf of the international community are one of the most concrete expressions of the UN Charter’s determination 'to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war'." — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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June 2018

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

June 19

On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of…

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World Refugee Day

June 20

In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees. To do this, the UN Refugee Agency launched the #WithRefugees petition in June 2016 to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees. On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This…

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August 2018

World Humanitarian Day

August 19

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

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