"World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger to help others at far greater risk."
 - UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

To mark World Humanitarian Day, we have put together a selection of recently published books and reports by United Nations Publications. You can also join the discussion online using #WorldHumanitarianDay, #ShareHumanity.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The State of the World's Children 2016
A Fair Chance for Every Child
The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund
June 2016 180pp
9789280648386 Paperback

A UNICEF flagship report, The State of the World’s Children 2016 argues that progress for the most disadvantaged children and families is the defining condition for delivering on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Failure to reach those children now will fuel intergenerational cycles of disadvantage that will imperil their future and the future of the world. We have a clear choice to make: invest in accelerated progress for the children being left behind; or face the consequences of a far more divided and unfair world by 2030.

Leaving No One Behind
Humanitarian Effectiveness in the Age of the Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
April 2016 92pp
9789211320442 Paperback
This study explores elements critical to effective humanitarian assistance and protection. It details global trends that shape humanitarian needs, risks and response expectations, and situates the study in the context of concurrent global agendas and recent trends in the dialogue on humanitarian effectiveness.

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
March 2016 277pp
9789211320435 Paperback
Highlights major trends in the nature of humanitarian crises, their causes and drivers, and participation in crisis prevention, response and recovery. Beyond providing statistics, the trend analysis shows how the humanitarian landscape is evolving and how the humanitarian system can be more effective in a rapidly changing world.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Illustrated by Yacine Aït Kaci (YAK)
United Nations
January 2016 72pp
9789211013146 Paperback
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is the first international agreement setting out freedoms, rights and entitlements for all humanity to claim. This edition is published in collaboration with French artist, graphic designer and creator of popular cartoon Elyx, Yacine Aït Kaci (Yak) to illustrate the 30 articles.