United Nations in South Africa to commemorate International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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Apr 2nd, 2012
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The United Nations Information Centre in South Africa is partnering with the District Six Museum in Cape Town to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The event will take place at the District Six Museum on 3 April 2012 at 18h00.

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 March as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to honour the estimated 28 million Africans who were violently removed and cast into slavery, mainly in colonies.

The United Nations is hosting a series of events in New York and around the world. These included a special meeting of the General Assembly on 26 March; exhibitions and discussions and a global student videoconference.

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