Slavery in the 21st century Current Affairs, GK & News

Aug 31: First International Day for People of African Descent

The United Nations marked the first-ever International Day for People of African Descent on August 31, 2021 to celebrate the enormous contributions of African diaspora in field of human endeavour. Background UN General Assembly had adopted the resolution to establish the International Day for people of African Descent in December 2020. Resolution also recalled two ..

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UN creates Permanent Forum of People of African Descent

UN General Assembly (UNGA) has approved a resolution on August 2, 2021 to establish a Permanent Forum of People of African Descent. Key Findings This permanent forum of people will provide expert advice in addressing the challenges of racism, xenophobia, racial discrimination and intolerance. Resolution was adopted by consensus by the 193-member world body. It ..

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International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed on March 25, annually. Highlights Speaking on the occasion, the UN Chief underlined the need of addressing pernicious and persistent consequences of slavery. He also called for renewed commitments for a world where all can live with peace, dignity ..

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Britain pledge £4 million to support Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF)

The Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF) supports international projects to trial innovative ways of stopping modern slavery, It is in news recently because Britain has pledged £4 million to support global anti-slavery projects. Six organizations – Anti-Slavery International and the United Nations University, Stronger Together, The Freedom Fund , Retrak and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) ..

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