August 21

I welcome the decision of the General Assembly to establish an

International Day of

Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.”

Courtesy, United Nations

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

“We must lift up the voices of victims

and survivors of terrorist attacks, who consistently  call  for  accountability  and results. When we respect the human rights of victims and provide them with support and information, we reduce the lasting damage done by terrorists to

individuals, communities and societies.”

Above Quotes Courtesy, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

UN Staff Members marching around the Secretariat of the NY HQ to express their distress over the

bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad on August 19, 2003 - UN Photo/Mark Garten

Secretary-General's Message for 2019

A b o v e   I m a g e ,

Launch Meeting of the Group of Friends of 

Victims of Terrorism

2019 Message:  "Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations remains a global challenge. It causes lasting damage to individuals, families and communities. These scars run deep, and while they may fade with time, they never disappear.

This International Day reminds us that no matter how long ago an attack happened, victims continue to struggle with its legacy. Victims and survivors all over the world need a chance to heal through justice and support. Thousands show great resilience, courage and spirit. They have forged global alliances, addressed and countered the false narratives spread by terrorists, and raised their voices against the threat of terrorism and the absence of justice. 

We need to provide long-term, multi-faceted support to victims and survivors of terrorism, including through partnerships with governments and civil society, so that they can heal, recover, rebuild their lives and help others.  

Supporting victims of terrorism is one way in which we live up to our responsibility to defend their rights and our common humanity. By listening to them, we can also learn much about how best to unite our communities against terrorism.

The United Nations has helped to connect and raise the voices of victims of terrorism through the activities of the Office of Counter Terrorism. The General Assembly’s recent adoption of a resolution on Victims, and the establishment of a Group of Friends of Victims of Terrorism are further steps to ensure that our support is enhanced and increased, addressing all aspects of victims’ needs. The organization of the first-ever United Nations Global Congress of Victims of Terrorism next year will further strengthen our collective work.   

On our second observance of the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism, I ask that we all reflect on the lives that have been changed forever as a result of terrorism. Let us commit to showing victims that they are not alone, and that the international community stands in solidarity with them, wherever they may be.  In their call for healing and justice, they speak for all of us."

Above Text Quote Courtesy, United Nations

Memories with Great Sadness . . .

of "Loved Ones" lost . . .

in the midst of terrorism's . . .

"lawless" killings and maimings

at all costs.

A dismal reality indeed . . .

for "All of Humanity's"

precious seed!

In Our Times when "PEACE"

should proceed . . .

terrorism yet will not heed!

We shall never forget! 

We shall remember from

January - December!

May the spirit of Humanity

continue to remember and

honor the "Victims"

of terrorism in

every place

Around the World!

Courtesy, United Nations

Click Below to Learn More About

International Day of

Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

August 21

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