Disarmament Week on October, 2020: Events for Disarmament week?
Disarmament Week 2020. Disarmament Week: 24 – 30 October 2010 For one week starting on 24
support the right to bear arms.
Tomorrow starts Disarmament week Oct 24 - 30, how are you gonna celebrate?
Think I'll go to the shooting range.
A Con to having an international day of remembrance for all victims of Nuclear Warfare?
For your debate, you could use the following points to argue against adding a day of remembrance for victims of Nuclear Warfare.
1. Master Chief is right -- why declare an *international* day for an incident that involved victims from only one country?
2. The victims are remembered every year in Japan and around the world on the anniversary of each bombing (Aug. 6 & 9.) Since there already are two days when the victims are remembered, why do we need another day of remembrance?
3. Adding more days to commemorate victims will just fill up the calendar. When every day is a victim remembrance day, the idea of a "day of remembrance" becomes diluted, because there are too many of them. There should be one day to commemorate all victims of war, and leave it at that.
For example, there is already an international day for remembering Victims of the Holocaust (Jan. 27), but there is no U.N. official day of rememberance for over a million victims of the Armenian Genocide (less than 100 years ago), and nearly a million victims of the Rwandan Genocide in the 1990s. If you add days for these to the calendar, then families of victims of smaller, but major incidents will want an official day of remembrance as well (the slippery slope argument.) Eventually, every day will be a remembrance day.
4. It could be argued that the Japanese victims of nuclear warfare were collateral damage resulting from war, the same way civilians killed in the Dresden bombing died in horrific manner--all three bombings were part of a strategy to end a war. Instead of a day to commemorate nuclear warfare victims, and another day to commemorate carpet bombing victims, and another for chemical weapon victims, perhaps the U.N. could simply add an International Day of Remembrance of Civilian Victims of War, to remember civilians killed in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Dresden, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and other war zones.
5. Victims of nuclear warfare are already remembered on other international commemoration days, such as "International Disarmament Week", which is concerned with preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The International Day of Peace could also be expanded as a day to remember all victims of armed conflict.
Here's a list that shows how the calendar is already filling up with "International Days" regarding war and its victims:
* Jan. 27 - International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
* March 24 - International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.
* June 4 - International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
* June 20 - World Refugee Day
* June 26 - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
* Aug. 30 - International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
* Sept. 21 - International Day of Peace
* Oct. 24-30 - Disarmament Week
* Nov. 29 - International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People