Surviving Terrorism: The Power of Memories

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The United Nations marks the fifth commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism on 21 August 2022, with a high-level online event held from 9.00 to 9:25 am EDT. The event features a keynote address by UN Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres and remarks from Under-Secretary-General of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, Mr. Vladimir Voronkov and the co-Chairs of the Group of Friends of Victims of Terrorism. It also features testimonies from victims of terrorism from across the globe showcasing personal objects that highlight the remembrance, recognition and resilience traits personified by each one of them. It is a simple but powerful way for audiences to relate to the victims; to feel their loss and to better understand the importance of remembering and paying tribute to victims of terrorism. 

 

The International Day commemorates and upholds the dignity of victims and highlights the importance of global solidarity in ensuring that victims are not forgotten. Remembrance and paying tribute to victims of terrorism plays a central role in demonstrating that their status as victims is respected and recognised.

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