International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Basic Information

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed on every year April 4 to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication.


Post Last Updated: Apr 4, 2020 @ 9:48 am

Observed on: April 4

Organized by: UN

Introduced in: 2005 (UN Declaration), 2006 (First observance)

Observed: Worldwide


About International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Every year April 4 is observed as International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. On December 8, 2005 United Nations General Assembly proclaimed to observe this day every year on 4 April and the first observance was made on April 4, 2006. The observance of the day aims to raise awareness about land mines and encourage governments to develop mine clearing programs.

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.


Activities and Programs on Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

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.


Theme for International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2020 Theme is “Advancing Protection, Peace and Development

Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action Day 2019 Theme was ‘United Nations Promotes SDGs – Safe Ground – Safe Home

Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2018 Theme was ‘Advancing Protection, Peace and Development

2017 Theme: Needs driven. People Centered

2016 Theme: Mine Action is Humanitarian Action

2015 Theme: More than Mines

2014 Theme: Women in Mine Action


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