Delegates Stress Need for Reckoning with Slavery’s Role in Perpetuating Bias, Inequality, as General Assembly Marks International Day to Remember Victims

25 Mar

Delegates urged a reckoning today with how the past injustices of the transatlantic slave trade perpetuate present racial discrimination and inequality around the world, as the General Assembly held a meeting to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Fighting Modern Servitude, Exploitation Promotes Justice, Deputy Secretary-General Tells ‘Still We Rise’ Event to Mark International Day of Remembrance

25 Mar

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to “Still We Rise”, the cultural event to mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, held today:

Dear friends, ladies and gentlemen,

I am pleased to join you as we mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

There Can Be No Justice, Reparation without Truth, Secretary-General Stresses, Calling It ‘an Empowering and Healing Force’, in Message for International Day

24 Mar

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, today: