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.