International Day for the Prevention of the Exploitation of the Environment during War and Armed Conflict (06/11)

In November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared (Resolution 56/4) that the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is celebrated annually on November 6th.

In making this decision, the UN took into account that the damage caused to the environment during armed conflict leads to the deterioration of ecosystems and natural resources for a long period after the end of conflicts and often affects not only one state and not only the current generation.

War, whatever its causes, brings indescribable horrors to the civilian population and can destroy in a matter of minutes what has sometimes been created by entire generations. In addition to the human suffering that war causes, it also leads to environmental destruction.