[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2021] 10th anniversary of establishment of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (August 30, 2011 – August 30, 2021)


(Worldkings.org) The UN General Assembly, in Resolution 65/209, designated 30 August every year as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

Every year, thousands of people around the world are taken by governments and simply disappear. Enforced disappearance is a tactic used by governments or their proxies to produce insecurity and fear. It occurs when a person is taken, perhaps through arrest or abduction, and held at an unknown location without any acknowledgement by the government. Although targeted against individuals, the practice is used to terrorize and control whole societies.

In recognition of this global problem and to remember those who have disappeared, the International Day for Victims of Enforced Disappearance is observed each year on 30 August. The day was declared by the UN General Assembly in 2010 in anticipation of the coming into force of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

In its resolution, the General Assembly expressed its concern about the “increase in enforced or involuntary disappearances  in  various  regions  of  the  world,” and stressed “the right of victims to know the truth regarding the circumstances of the enforced disappearance, the progress and results of the investigation and the fate of the disappeared person.”

According to gicj.org

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50th anniversary of establishment Columbian airline - ACES Colombia (August 30, 1971 – August 30, 2021)

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