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23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 2019: Details, Aim, Significance, History

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition is celebrated every year on 23 August around the world. 

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition was instituted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade.

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition marks the anniversary of 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in the western part of the island of Santo Domingo, which is now known as Haiti.

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was first proclaimed by UNESCO Executive Board by adopting resolution 29 C/40 by its General Conference at its 29th session. 

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition was first celebrated in a number of countries, particularly in Haiti on in 1998 and in Senegal in 1999.


 

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