International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action


Date: April 4

Organized By: UN

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

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


Landmine Awareness


Background

Every year April 4 is observed as International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 4 April as International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on December 8, 2005.

This day provides an opportunity for the world to reflect on both the progress made and the challenges remaining in clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance which still endanger civilians. The day is important as these mines left over after war put innocent people, including many children at risk.


Themes

2017: Needs driven. People Centred


Actions and Programs

Countries work together in destruction of conventional weapons. These programs intended to provide expertise and equipment to safely clear landmines and unexploded ordnance. The programs conducted also aims to provide landmine survivors with rehabilitation and reintegration support. Many awareness programs are also conducted to give mine risk education for civilians in impacted areas so they can learn to avoid the dangers.


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