4th April observed as a International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action each year. The day celebrated by United Nations. On 8 December 2005, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared that 4th April of shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It was first observed in 2006.
In 2021, the United Nations (UN) will promote mine action by highlighting how “Perseverance, Partnership, and Progress” have carried the sector through this challenging year.
The day aims to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication. “Mine action” refers to a range of efforts to clear landmines and explosive remnants of war and to mark and fence off dangerous areas. It also includes assisting victims, teaching people how to remain safe in a mine-affected environment, advocating for universal participation in international treaties related to landmines, explosive remnants of war and their victims, and destroying landmines stockpiled by governments and non-state armed groups.
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