Commemorating 4 April 2013—the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 4 April 2013

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.

http://www.un.org/en/events/mineawarenessday/

 

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