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Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

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

Local names

NameLanguage
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareEnglish
Día de Conmemoración de todas las víctimas de la guerra químicaSpanish
יום זיכרון לכל הקורבנות של לוחמה הכימיתHebrew
اليوم لإحياء ذكرى جميع ضحايا الحرب الكيميائيةArabic
화학 전쟁의 모든 희생자에 대한 추모의 날Korean
Gedenktag für die Opfer chemischer WaffenGerman

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
List of dates for other years

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
FriApr 292011Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
SunApr 292012Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
MonApr 292013Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
TueApr 292014Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
WedApr 292015Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
FriApr 292016Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
SatApr 292017Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
SunApr 292018Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
MonApr 292019Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
WedApr 292020Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUnited Nations observance 
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