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Important Days Current Affairs April 1st Week 2020
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Important Days Current Affairs April 1st Week 2020

International Mine Awareness Day observed on 4 April:

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance is observed on April 4 each year. 
 
Aim 
 
To raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication.
 
History
 
United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared that April 4 of each year would be officially proclaimed and observed as International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It was first observed on April 4, 2006. According to the Landmine Monitor Report 2005, 84 countries were affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance, which together kill or maim between 15,000 and 20,000 adults and children annually. The UN works together with countries to find and destroy these devices. It also helps to provide various mine-action services in many countries.

 

 


 

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