slave trade

Slave trade remembrance ‘concerns all humanity’

The history of the global slave trade “concerns all humanity” as it impacts on modern societies, according to the Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at the UN cultural organization, UNESCO. Nada Al-Nashif was speaking to UN News ahead of The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, celebrated annually on 23 August. Twenty-five years ago, UNESCO launched the ‘Slave Route Project: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage’, a landmark initiative that helped break the silence surrounding the slave trade and slavery. Ana Carmo began by asking Nada Al-Nashif about the impact of the project.

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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (PM)

Senior UN official calls for re-commitment to two-State solution

The recent crisis in Jerusalem has highlighted the need for a clear re-commitment by Israelis and Palestinians to ending occupation and realizing a two-State solution, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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UNESCO observes International Day of Slave Trade and Abolition

The slave trade belongs to history, but remembering it helps foster an understanding of a present marred by the racism and discrimination handed down from this tragic chapter in history as well as promoting a vision of future multiculturalism, the United Nations cultural agency said today in a message marking the International Day for the Remembrance of Slavery and its Abolition.