4th April is the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action! #MorethanMines

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International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April 2015)

On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It called for continued efforts by States, with the assistance of the United Nations and relevant organizations, to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war constitute a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of the civilian population, or an impediment to social and economic development at the national and local levels.

Theme in 2015: More than Mines

The United Nations applies mine action expertise to an increasingly wide range of explosive hazards, from unexploded missiles, artillery shells, rockets, grenades and mortars, to unsafe and unsecured weapons and ammunition, improvised explosive devices and cluster bombs. Mine action creates space to allow humanitarian access, stabilization and development. 

Events in New York

 

Event in Geneva