Now a UN Day for Drowning Prevention

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution on drowning prevention which was introduced by Bangladesh

Apr 29, 2021
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The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution on drowning prevention which was introduced by Bangladesh. The permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN, Ambassador Rabab Fatima, introduced the resolution on “Global Drowning Prevention”.

The resolution, co-led by Ireland and co-sponsored by 81 member states, was adopted on Wednesday, Dhaka Tribune reported. 

The resolution recognizes that drowning affects every nation and provides a blueprint for action. 

A new UN Day for Drowning Prevention, July 25, was also proclaimed to
promote awareness and encourage national action, as well as share best practices
and key solutions to drowning, the report said.

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