August 30: Know what is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Hello friends, 30 August was observed as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances around the world. The day was first observed in 2011 following an announcement by the United Nations General Assembly. Announcement to celebrate this occurred on 20 December 2006 after the General Assembly adopted an international convention for victims of kidnapping.
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is celebrated to prevent the disappearance and to give justice to the responsible people, as the missing opportunity is used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity in this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the missing people only but also affects their communities and society.
Know what is its history: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in various regions of the world worrying about increased involuntary disappearances. The disappearances included arrest, detention, and kidnapping. The Assembly adopted the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforcement Discipline. After this, on 30 August, it was decided to declare the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The day was first celebrated in 2011.
Know what its purpose is:
The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances aims to raise awareness of enforced or involuntary disappearances. This is accompanied by arrest, detention, destruction, or lack of support to the state by accepting the lack of freedom or refusing to hide the fate. Enforced disappearance has become a global issue.
The United Nations General Assembly has expressed deep concerns about the growth of many, including the disappearance:
On 21 December 2010, the UN General Assembly by its Resolution 65/209 people expressed deep concern about the increase in forced and involuntary kidnappings, forced arrests, and illegal detention in various countries of the world. The General Assembly expressed deep concern against harassment, mistreatment, and the disappearance of their relatives to the missing witnesses.