International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict


Date: 6 November

Organized By:UN

Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


Protecting environment


Background

On November 5, 2001, the UN General Assembly with the resolution 56/4 declared that November 6 of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

The day is observed with the aim to educate people about the damaging effects of war and armed conflict on the environment.

Many wars in the history show that how much it can destroy environment. The environmental destructions include pollution to land, air and water, crops and land burnt or destroyed, cut down or destruction to forests, destruction of natural resources etc.


Actions and Programs

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict observed with different programs like seminars, speeches, discussions, lectures, radio talks, classroom activities in schools and colleges, news articles etc. focus on the topic.

Many scientists, journalists, educators, and business people are taking part in the observance and they give more information about the dangers of new technologies in war to the environment. They also work and discuss to find ways to limit and control environmental destruction caused by armed conflict and war.


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