International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

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2020 Date23 August 2020
2021 Date23 August 2021
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition History

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition commemorates the abolition of slave trade, on August 23rd of 1791, in Santo Domingo, which today is the Dominican Republic. The observance also honors all victims of the act.

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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition Facts & Quotes

  • The Slave Route Project, launched by UNESCO in 1994, has made it possible to identify the ethical, cultural and socio-political issues of this painful history. By developing a multidisciplinary approach, which links historical, memorial, creative, educational and heritage dimensions, this project has contributed to enriching our knowledge of the slave trade and spreading a culture of peace. On this International Day, UNESCO invites everyone, including public authorities, civil society, historians, researchers and ordinary citizens, to mobilize in order to raise awareness about this history that we share and to oppose all forms of modern slavery. Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO

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