4 April – International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
The United Nations General Assembly at its 60th session in December 2005 passed a resolution on the assistance in mine action (A/RES/60/97) by which April 4 is declared International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
Landmines and explosive remnants of war cause huge humanitarian and developmental difficulties with serious and long-term social and economic consequences. Mines represent a threat to the safety, health and living of the population as well as participants in the humanitarian missions, peace-keeping operations and rehabilitation programmes.
Croatia, but also the entire world, has been marking April 4 for the seventh time. In the previous years, the central marking ceremony was held in different towns and municipalities of Our Beautiful. This year the central event will be organized in Zagreb, at Cvjetni trg, in front of the statue of the poet Petar Preradović on April 4, from 09,00 to 15,00 hrs.
Besides the organizer, Croatian Mine Action Centre, the event will also be attended by the students of the international elementary school ‘’Matija Gubec’’ from Zagreb and representatives of the Croatian Lottery. Besides CROMAC’s promotional material, the students will decorate the exhibition stall with their imaginative art works. The colleagues from the Croatian Lottery will donate the lottery tickets ‘Square of happiness’’.
Visit us at the Cvjetni trg in Zagreb and together we shall raise the awareness of the citizens of Zagreb about great danger threatening from landmines in Croatia.