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International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 6, 2023

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, observed on November 6th, is a global observance that emphasizes the necessity to protect the environment during conflicts and wars. Supported by the United Nations and various environmental organizations, this day highlights the devastating impacts that armed conflicts can have on natural ecosystems and human livelihoods. It encourages governments, organizations, and individuals to take steps to minimize environmental damage and to consider the environment in peacebuilding efforts. Through awareness campaigns, educational programs, and advocacy, this day aims to foster a greater understanding of the link between environmental sustainability and peace. Ultimately, International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict calls for collective action to safeguard natural resources as a fundamental component in the prevention of conflicts and the promotion of lasting peace.

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November 6, 2023
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