The General Assembly on 8 December, 2005 declared that each year on 4 April would be officially proclaimed and observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It was first observed on 4 April, 2006. The continued efforts by states, assistance with the UN and relevant organisations, to help establish and develop national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosives war remnants constitute a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of people or hinders social and economic development at national and local levels.
Theme of International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2019
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2019 theme is “United Nations Promotes SDGs – Safe Ground – Safe Home”. The architecture of the reforms of peace and security comprises the entire humanitarian, peace building and sustainable development. For 20 years United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has been working and solving the problems of the affected people and the threat of explosive hazards faced by civilians, peacekeepers and humanitarians. Basically, they protect civilians, support refugees, enable recovery activities, advocate human rights law etc.