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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery On 2nd December: Details, Aim, History

 

 

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery On 2nd December: Details, Aim, Significance, History

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed on 2nd December every year around the world with an aim to raise awareness about slavery and its impact on society.

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery focuses to suppress contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labor, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery marks the date of the adoption, by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), of the 'Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery was first celebrated in the year 1986.

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) report presently there are over 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 in forced labor and 15.4 million in a forced marriage.


 

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