World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2015, Baghdad

A terrorist attack on the United Nations Headquarters in ‎Baghdad, Iraq, on 19 August 2003, claimed the lives of 22 people.

On 19 August 2015, the United Nations in Iraq commemorated the 12th Anniversary at solemn ceremonies held at UN Headquarters in Baghdad, and UN Regional offices in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and Basra.

During the simultaneous ceremonies, floral wreaths were laid, hymns were recited and moments of silence were observed in respect and in memoriam of those who have fallen while serving the United Nations.

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