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The United Nations' International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is being observed on April 4 to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication.

Awareness programmes and activities to mark the Day take place in many countries around the world on April 4 every year.      

Activities for these awareness-raising events include photo exhibits, press conferences, film screenings, educational displays and community chats.

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.

On 8th December 2005, the 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.


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