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

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed on August 23, every year. This day is observed with the aim of memorialising millions of people who were the victims of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Key Points August 23 was proclaimed by UNESCO as International Day for the Remembrance of ..

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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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What is Juneteenth in US?

US President Joe Biden is to sign a law to make June 19 or “Juneteenth” a national holiday. This holiday will be recognized by federal government to commemorating end of slavery after American Civil War. Highlights Bill to establish Juneteenth National Independence Day was supported in both houses of US Congress and now needs to ..

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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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