Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
August 17, 2018

Provincial Government Commemorates World Humanitarian Day

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today commemorated World Humanitarian Day.

Held annually on August 19, World Humanitarian Day is a tribute to aid workers who often risk and occasionally lose their lives in the service of others. The day also serves to raise awareness of the impact armed conflict has on civilians throughout the world.

This year, the United Nations is supporting the #NotATarget movement, which demands world leaders do everything in their power to protect all civilians in conflict.

The 2018 Diversity Calendar acknowledges this and other cultural holidays and events, a key commitment in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This collaborative, partnership-driven immigration action plan delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“World Humanitarian Day celebrates the courage and selflessness of aid workers who support people in crisis situations. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are often among those who answer this call for help and I encourage all of us to acknowledge their sacrifices and support them in their noble efforts.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Learn More

2018 Diversity Calendar – PDF Icon

The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador – PDF Icon

Immigration Action Plan Progress Report - PDF Icon

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