April 4th: a numbered day?

Each year April 4 is commemorated as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It is among the newest of the 66 international days promoted by the United Nations, but what makes it somewhat unique among all the others is that problem it addresses is very solvable. Indeed it is solvable in our lifetime, which means that in the future there may no longer be a need commemorate it.

This year there were events in dozens of countries marking April 4th.

With adequate, predictable funding and sustained political will, the April 4th International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action days may be numbered.

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