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This year World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is being celebrated with a global campaign aimed at reaching one billion people and setting new records of positive public engagement through a social media and online campaign that asks people to do something good, somewhere for someone else.

The World Humanitarian Day website has been officially launched along with video messages from Beyoncé and the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon. For your information, please find attached the WHD 2012 one-pager on Global Events & Campaign Material.

In Myanmar, WHD has been commemorated for the past four years. In preparation for this year’s event, the UN Communication Group is preparing for a successful event for WHD on 19 August (Sunday) 10:00 to 12 noon at Inya Lake Hotel.

UNFPA, Myanmar has booked for a booth for IEC and photo display joining other UN and NGO booths. A working group is formed with five staff to work on the display at WHD event.

Tentative agenda is as following:

10:00 – 10:20 Welcome, introduction and deliverance of WHD message from UNSG and UN ERC
10:20 – 10:50 An address by the Representative from Govt. ( Ministry of Social Welfare)
One minute silence in honour of humanitarian colleagues who lost their lives in the course of duty
10:50-11:10 Photo slide show “People Helping People” humanitarian response in Myanmar, with song by youth choir. 
Video performance by Beyoncé to mark WHD 2012
11:10 – 12:00 Refreshments and IEC Display