International Day for the Abolition of Slavery


Date: 2 December

Organized By:UN

Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


Background

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed on every year December 2 to remind people about the modern slavery. This day marks the anniversary of the United Nations adopting the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of Others, in 1949.

This day is observed to fight against modern form of slavery like bonded labour, forced labour, child labour, trafficking people, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict, etc. Human Rights violation is also considered as a form of slavery. Article four of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that “no one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms”.


Actions and Programs

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed all over the world by organizations, institutions and groups with different programs and activities. Some of the programs include interviews, discussions, debates, meetings, articles on paper and other news media, programs in broadcast media, etc. regarding human rights issue and modern slavery.


 

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