This Day raises awareness of the threat caused by landmines to the safety, health and lives of civilian populations, and encourages state Governments to develop mine clearing programmes. You can find out more about the Day from the UN's International Day for Mine Awareness web pages. In addition, the Mines Advisory Group website has lots of background information on the threats caused by landmines and efforts of teams to clear them. There are also photo sets and background information on the UN Development Programme's Flickr pages. You can find teaching resources by browsing through the ones listed in the Global Dimension database under the topic of 'Peace, conflict & security'. The United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) has a page with background information and teaching activities for this Day. The photo on this page is of the United Nations Mine Clearance Programme in Northern Iraq by UN Photos and is used under a Creative Commons Licence.