International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – December 2

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery  is observed every year December 2, organized by the United Nations General Assembly. The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Today, around 21 million women, men and children are trapped in slavery all over the world. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has teamed up with prominent artists, athletes and advocates in its new campaign to End Slavery Now. The moto of observing International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is raise awareness  to urge the public to work together in eradicating any form of slavery in modern society.

Today, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, in fact recalls the date of the adoption of this first Convention to fight human trafficking by the United Nations General Assembly.

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