International Day of education for mine awareness and assistance in mine action

Clearance can neutralize of indiscriminate weapons that the suffering and destruction for a long time after the end of conflicts, while providing jobs and transforms the danger zones into productive land and creates the conditions for the transition of societies to live in a stable security.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

International Day of education for mine awareness and assistance in mine action (International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action) proclaimed on December 8 in 2005 the General Assembly of the United Nations. The relevant resolution decided to celebrate it every year April 4.

The organization called on to create and develop national funds for demining activities in those countries where explosive remnants of war pose a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of the civilian population, as well as hinder socio-economic development.

It seemed that in the age of high-tech mines are gone forever in the shadow of a high-precision weapons. However, as recent experience shows, the mines are still a formidable force, and even got an extra boost to the development by introducing the latest high-tech developments.

The most popular mine warfare enjoys today in countries that do not have a strong military potential, including the so-called third world countries or terrorist organizations that are unable to buy modern high-precision weapons.

The main reasons for the popularity min — simplicity of design and ease of use compared to other types of weapons, as well as a very reasonable price. They are easy to install and can stay in a fighting position for many months and even years without additional maintenance or issuing any commands. They do not affect any change in the conceptual provisions of waging war at sea, no change of political direction of the country. They just lie in wait for their prey. And today is designed to attract the attention of the world community to the problem.