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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery December 2

Today we will tell you today is national what day.  Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture in partnership with UNESCO, this event commemorates International Day for the Abolition of Slavery  by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons Human Rights and Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others, December 2, 1949.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery December 2

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery December 2

The celebration of this day, while drawing inspiration from the spirit of the abolition of the slave trade, updates the ongoing struggle against all other forms of modern slavery which deprive many human beings of their freedoms and their most elementary rights to dignity, to free labor, to life simply.

Kofi Annam, Secretary General of the United Nations, in his message of December 2, 2001, recalling the abolition of slavery, added: “Many people probably think that this treaty is no longer But we must admit that slavery and servitude are still too frequent, hidden under the names of forced labor, forced labor, exploitation of child labor and trafficking in human beings “, marginalization, exclusion social groups.

Current Slavery

Today, forced labor and the sexual exploitation of children, the prostitution of women. The discriminatory treatment of migrant workers, the daily aggression against human rights, the deterioration of the terms of trade, the weight of the unjust and unjust debt, have all the forms of deprivation of freedoms that are synonymous with modern-day slavery .

The United Nations and its affiliated organizations, in collaboration with the international community (UN, trade unions, civil society, etc.), are strengthening their international instruments for the eradication of all these modern forms of slavery. These include the adoption of new conventions:

  • The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families;
  • The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime;
  • The Declaration of the World Conference against Racism

To deepen the reflection on all of these questions, to raise awareness of this current struggle against modern-day slavery are the stakes for the celebration of this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on 02 December.


  • Publicize and raise awareness of serious violations of individual freedoms, in particular trafficking in children and women;
  • Develop and share reflection on the necessary mobilization of all sectors of society to combat this scourge;
  • Encourage States and international institutions to apply international treaties and national laws.

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