slavery

On International Day, Ban Ki-moon calls for eradicating modern forms of slavery

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery with a call for redoubling efforts to wipe out the contemporary forms of this abominable practice under which millions of people around the world continue to suffer.

200 years after abolition of slave trade, slave-like practices persist – Ban Ki-moon

Two hundred years after the United States and the British Empire banned the slave trade, many millions of people are still subjected to slavery-like practices, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.