International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
August 23, 2020
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is commemorated every year on August 23rd. The Day intends to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples.
About International Days Observed by the United Nations: International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.
In accordance with the goals of the intercultural project “The Slave Route“, International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition should offer an opportunity for collective consideration of the historic causes, the methods and the consequences of this tragedy, and for an analysis of the interactions to which it has given rise between Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.
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