International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances: 30 August

United Nations observes 30 August every year as International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The day is observed to prevent enforced disappearances and bring to justice those responsible, as enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole.

2011 marked the inaugural commemoration of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB Clerk Mains:

  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.
  • Headquarters: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.

Source: The United Nations

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