4 April—Mine Action Day calls for continued efforts by States with the assistance of the UN and relevant organizations to ensure that landmines and explosive hazards in war torn countries are found and destroyed. Mines pose a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of citizens in those areas.

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action  (A/RES/60/97)

6 April—Sport for Development and Peace signifies the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development.

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace  (A/RES/67/296)

7 April—World Health Day will focus on establishing and scaling up mental Health Services. World Health Day  [WHO]  (WHA/A.2/Res.35)

9 April Way of the Cross on Palm Sunday organized by the JPIC Commission secretariat beginning with Eucharistic celebration at the Divine Word Missionaries ViadeiVerbiti 1 at 9:00. Please bring your Palms and it will be in Italian English Spanish and Portuguese.Route Piazza dei Partiggiani – Piramide –Testaccio – PortaPortese – San Francesco a Ripa – San Calisto – S. Maria in Trastevere – S. Egidio – S. Maria della Luce – Fatebene Fratelli Hospital – S. Bartolomeo Tiber Island. For copies of the booklet in English, Spanish and Portuguese go to