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Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare - November 30

November 30 , 2022 456 days 579 0
  • This day remembers the victims of chemical warfare and affirms the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ commitment to the cause
  • Also, it aims at promoting the goals of peace, security, and multilateralism.
  • The day is officially recognised by the United Nations (UN) and has been observed since 2005.
  • Earlier, April 29 was chosen as the date for the event's celebration because the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force on that day in 1997.
  • Meanwhile, April 29 was designated "International Day for the Foundation of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons" instead.
  • The date was changed to November 30 at the 20th COP to the Chemical Weapons Convention in 2015.

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