Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare in United Nations in 2024
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Dates of Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
2025 United Nations Tuesday, April 29thDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
2024 United Nations Monday, April 29thDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
2023 United Nations Saturday, April 29thDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
2022 United Nations Friday, April 29thDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
2021 United Nations Thursday, April 29thDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
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The Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, at its 20th Session, decided that a memorial Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare would be observed on 30 November each year or, when appropriate, on the first day of the regular session of the Conference.

This commemoration provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the commitment of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons, thereby promoting the goals of peace, security, and multilateralism.

Chemical weapons were used on a massive scale during World War I, resulting in more than 100,000 fatalities and a million casualties.

Adopted in 1993, the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force on 29 April 1997.

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