People All Over the World Celebrate Crisis!

There is nothing better than getting back to blogging on World Humanitarian Day. World Humanitarian Day is a day where people all over the world join together for those who have lost their lives in disaster. It is a day where we solemnly honor the victims of armed conflict and those who have come to their aid. Most importantly, it is a day the UN is celebrating by starting flickr accounts filled with photos of extremely attractive UN staff sporting the latest blue-vest fashion helping the under-served.

For those of you unimpressed by the flickr account, just look towards the origins of World Humanitarian Day:

The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted in its Plenary Session on 11th December 2008, the Swedish sponsored Omnibus Resolution on “Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance of the United Nations”, that carried the historic decision by the world body, to designate the 19th August as World Humanitarian Day.

Making historic decisions, taking hold of the reigns of history, writing toothless policy that designates ceremonial days of commemoration –  this is truly what the UN was created to do.

So get out there and celebrate by getting yourself a poster of African hands covered in climbing chalk grabbing each other in honor of the humanitarian cause.

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  1. It was also, in what I am convinced is not a coincidence, Bill Clinton’s birthday. I don’t know if it’s not a coincidence because Clinton has of late won a reputation for solving crises, or if it’s because back in the days of his real power, he earned a reputation for perpetuating them. Either way…

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