International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

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International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
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Observed byUN Members
Begins2001
Date6 November
Next time6 November 2022 (2022-11-06)
Frequencyannual

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is an international day observed annually on November 6.[1][2] The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict was established on November 5, 2001, by the United Nations General Assembly, during Kofi Atta Annan's tenure as secretary-general.[3]

Of this observance Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has since written, "We must use all of the tools at our disposal, from dialogue and mediation to preventive diplomacy, to keep the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources from fueling and financing armed conflict and destabilizing the fragile foundations of peace."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nations, United. "International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict". United Nations. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  2. ^ "Significance of International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  3. ^ "A/RES/56/4 - E - A/RES/56/4 -Desktop". undocs.org. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  4. ^ "Secretary-General's message for the International day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict [scroll down for French version] | United Nations Secretary-General". www.un.org. Retrieved 2021-06-23.

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