MINE ACTION IS HUMANITARIAN ACTION - In support of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action - April 4

MINE ACTION IS HUMANITARIAN ACTION - In support of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action - April 4

Photo Exhibition: 30 March 2016 - Photo Exhibit United Nations - Main Lobby, NYC

The exhibition will be open until May 8, 2016.

Brief Introduction:

"For the 11th year in a row, the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is being marked with events in New York and around the world. The theme for 2016 is "mine action is humanitarian action", which was chosen to highlight the intrinsic humanitarian value of mine action, be it through the protection of civilians by reducing the threat of landmines and other explosive hazards or through the facilitation
of humanitarian assistance delivery. The theme echoes the 2016 priority of the Secretary-General to establish a sustainable humanitarian plan of action.

The first event at UNHQ to mark the observance of this Day took place in the evening of Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Mr. Jan Eliasson, representing the Secretary-General, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mr. Mark Rutte, the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Mahmoud Saikal and the UN Global Advocate
for Mines and Explosive Hazards Mr. Daniel Craig opened the UNMAS photo exhibition "Mine Action is Humanitarian Action."

Special Thanks to: Lee Woodyear, UNMAS, for the provided information.

April 3-5, 2016 - The Light Millennium - httpk://www.lightmillennium.org

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