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    Today is International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

    The UN General Assembly decided to designate August 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. The idea strongly condemn continuing violence and acts of terrorism targeting individuals, including persons belonging to religious minorities, on the basis of or in the name of religion or belief. Therefore, especially on this occasion, the Member States have the primary responsibility to promote and protect human rights, including the human rights of persons belonging to religious minorities, including their right to exercise their religion or belief freely.

    22nd of August is the fourth International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, established by the UN General Assembly on Poland’s initiative. 

    To mark this anniversary Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland prof. Zbigniew Rau published in selected foreign media outlets a press article, in which he describes the main threats and challenges related to freedom of religion or belief facing the international community.

    Besides, the UN provides life-saving assistance in the matter of the necessities of life in Ukraine:

    The UN, along with its humanitarian partners, yesterday delivered 60 tonnes of critical supplies in Zaporizka oblast to help meet the most immediate needs of nearly 6,000 people who remain in the Orikhiv settlement, only 6 kilometres from the front line. 
    The nine-truck humanitarian convoy brought food, water, hygiene kits, health supplies, shelter kits and relief items to help people stay warm in the cold season ahead. 
    The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) noted that this is the first convoy to reach this severely affected area since the war began.  
    Across Ukraine, aid workers have provided life-saving assistance to nearly 12 million people affected by the war since February. However, assistance remains limited in areas beyond the control of the Ukrainian Government.

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