Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2020



The Geneva Institute for Human Rights, based on its statute that

aims to achieve a stable life for all human beings without distinction of

any kind, such as race or sex, stands with the rest of the world in

commemorating this day. The 29th of April of every year, is a day to

remember and reflect upon the tragic history of chemical warfare and

honor all its victims. 


The history of this day dates back to the First World War, where millions

of lives were lost through the use of chemical weapons, where its effects

still remain. The celebration of this day aims to raise awareness on the

atrocious effects of chemical weapons and other forms of destruction

that stagnate sustainable human development.


By remembering the horrific consequences of using destructive chemical

weapons, the international community must stand together in ensuring

that history doesn't repeat itself by normalizing the exclusion of the use

of chemical weapons in war. GIHR appeals to the countries, particularly,

the Middle East and North Africa, especially during this time where there

are appearances of violent conflict, to not resort to the usage of chemical weapons. 


GIHR also urges all governments to actively contribute in ridding the world of chemical weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction, by intensifying efforts in ensuring the ratification and full implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention by all countries around the world and enacting stricter laws holding those accountable, thus ensuring the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons and the promotion of the goals of peace and security. 


The Geneva Institute for Human Rights, stands firmly by the belief that every individual must benefit from political and economic stability, and every human has the right to live in a safe and healthy environment. 

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for Human Rights

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