International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 2020
On August 23 of each year, the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is abserved worldwide to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. 23rd August dosen’t remember the slavery only, but it also address modern-day exploitation and human trafficking. The Director-General of UNESCO invites the Ministers of Culture of all Member States to organize events every year on that date, involving the entire population of their country and in particular young people, educators, artists and intellectuals.
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was first celebrated in a number of countries, in particular in Haiti on 23 August 1998 and Goree in Senegal on 23 August 1999. The year 2001 saw the participation of the Mulhouse Textile Museum in France in the form of a workshop for fabrics called “Indiennes de Traite” which served as currency for the exchange of slaves in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was the adopted by resolution 29 C/40 by the Organization’s General Conference at its 29th session.
(Info. Based on unesco.org)