Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare - November 30
Wed, Nov 30, 2022

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is celebrated around the world on November 30th. On this date, people gather together and remember all those who died in the chemical war. Today, topical issues on the topic are being raised, as well as issues on the elimination of weapons, because their use, even in wartime, is prohibited by law.

History

The holiday was created in 2005 with the support of the UN. Prior to that, in 1997, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was founded. If not for these decisions and public attention, it would have continued its development. Now it is difficult to say whether the world would exist at the present time.

It was first used by the Germans in Belgium in 1915 – it was 168 tons of gaseous chloride. The bad example became contagious and other countries followed suit. Poisonous substances were used by the Red Army during the riots against the Soviet regime. Italy, Japan, the USA – the states became the same participants.

In 1993, an act was signed prohibiting the use of chemical weapons in any form. Initially, it was the elimination of huge batches, then a ban on production. The Convention is valid indefinitely and equally for all.

Interesting facts

Did you know that chemical weapons:

  • is a weapon of mass destruction, but is not nuclear. This is the main difference;
  • was widely used during the First World War;
  • was also used during World War II. Sarin is an organophosphorus chemical agent invented during the Great Depression.

How to celebrate

Find out what events are taking place in your city and take part in them. Pay tribute to the memory of the victims, disseminate information so that people remember the many tragedies. Make a donation to organizations involved in large-scale activities aimed at banning nuclear weapons.

When is Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare Celebrated in 2022?

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on November the 30th each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday November 30 2022
Thursday November 30 2023
Saturday November 30 2024
Sunday November 30 2025

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