DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF CHEMICAL WARFARE: APRIL 29, 2014

 

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF CHEMICAL WARFARE

Quick Facts

The UN’s Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is annually observed on April 29.

Local names

Name Language
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare English
Día de Conmemoración de todas las víctimas de la guerra química Spanish
יום זיכרון לכל הקורבנות של לוחמה הכימית Hebrew
اليوم لإحياء ذكرى جميع ضحايا الحرب الكيميائية Arabic
화학 전쟁의 모든 희생자에 대한 추모의 날 Korean
Gedenktag für die Opfer chemischer Waffen German

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The United Nations (UN) officially observes the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare on April 29 each year.

A gas mask, or respirator.

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What do people do

The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare gives people the chance to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare. It also allows governments and organizations to commit or reaffirm their commitment to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), an organization that aims to end the threat of chemical weapons and promote the peace and security worldwide.

Public life

The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is a UN observance and not a public holiday on April 29.

Background

In November 2005 the UN decided to observe a memorial “Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare” on April 29 each year. The date April 29 was chosen for this observance because it was when the Chemical Weapons Convention came into force.

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare Observances

 

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday type Where it is observed
Fri Apr 29 2011 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare United Nations observance
Sun Apr 29 2012 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare United Nations observance
Mon Apr 29 2013 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare United Nations observance
Tue Apr 29 2014 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare United Nations observance
Wed Apr 29 2015 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare United Nations observance
Fri Apr 29 2016 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare United Nations observance
Sat Apr 29 2017 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare United Nations observance
Sun Apr 29 2018 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare United Nations observance
Mon Apr 29 2019 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare United Nations observance
Wed Apr 29 2020 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare United Nations observance

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