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United Nations, World Humanitarian Day, to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Aug. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

World Humanitarian Day, a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Nancy Ye
(212) 963-7199
yen@un.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

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Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

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About United Nations, World Humanitarian Day:

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.

19 August, 2013 marks 10 years since that tragic event, which claimed 22 lives. This year, the international community will pause to remember those who died, as well as the dozens of aid workers who have died in the years since.

But World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.

This year the UN and its humanitarian partners are launching a ground-breaking campaign called The world needs more... This is a first-of-its-kind project that will quite literally turn words into aid. Supporting the campaign are high-profile celebrities and influencers including music artist Beyoncé, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and Brazilian author Paulo Coelho.

To get involved and to learn more about the campaign visit: www.worldhumanitarianday.org

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