Cooperation for Development

December 2 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, ARTICLES, MASS MEDIA, NEWS on 01/12/2010 at 20:42

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others.

 

“The abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the 19th century did not eradicate the practice globally. Instead, it took on other forms, which persist to this day: serfdom, debt bondage and forced and bonded labor; trafficking in women and children, domestic slavery and forced prostitution, including of children; sexual slavery, forced marriage and the sale of wives; child labour and child servitude, among others.”

 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day
for the Abolition of Slavery
2 December 2010

 

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