Remembering the victims of terrorism
The General Assembly, in its resolution of 2017, established 21 August as the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism in order to honour and support the victims and survivors of terrorism and to promote and protect the full enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Resolution built on existing efforts by the General Assembly, the Commission of Human Rights and the Human Rights Council to promote and protect the rights of victims of terrorism. This proclamation reaffirmed that the promotion and the protection of human rights and the rule of law at the national and international levels are essential for preventing and combating terrorism.
This year, the second commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism) will focus on the resilience of victims and their families.