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On International Day of Remembrance for

all victims of Chemical warfare

29 April 2012 – Tehran


A remembrance ceremony to commemorate victims of Chemical Weapons will be held in Tehran Peace Museum on Sunday 29 April 2012 from 10 to 11 am.

In the memorial ceremony this year, messages of the UN secretary General and the OPCW Director General will be delivered.


Statement by Representative of the Iranian victims of chemical warfare and music performance as well as planting olive trees will be the other parts of the program.

The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is observed on 29 April each year – the date in 1997 on which the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force- according to the decision made by the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention CWC, at its Tenth Session in 2005.

This commemoration will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the need for elimination of the threat of chemical weapons and other WMD, thereby promoting the goals of peace, security, and multilateralism.

For over a century, chemicals have been used as weapons to kill and injure en masse.

This cruel and universally condemned form of warfare has taken millions of lives. Victims that survive such attacks suffer painful lifelong disabilities and disfigurement.

We remember the victims of chemical warfare to honour their memory and to ensure that the torture they endured will not be forgotten.

An effective global ban on these weapons will serve as the most fitting memorial to these victims. The scourge of chemical weapons will be lifted when all States join and implement the Chemical Weapons Convention.


For more information contact Tehran peace museum on : 66756945 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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