International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition 2020: About the slave trade and its abolition
Hello friends, every year on August 23, International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition. This day is celebrated to commemorate the tragedy of the otherworldly slave trade. This day was designated by UNESCO to commemorate the transatlantic slave trade.
Know what is the reason to celebrate it: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
Let me tell you that in late August 1791, a rebellion started in Santo Domingo, which would have a major impact to end the transatlantic slave trade. The slave revolt in the region weakened the Caribbean colonial system and sparked a revolt. Due to which slavery was abolished and the island was given independence.
International Day was celebrated in many countries for the first time to commemorate the slave trade and its abolition. Specifically celebrated on 23 August 1998 in Haiti and 23 August 1999 in Senegal. Each year the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization reminds the international community about the importance of commemorating this day.
What is the purpose of celebrating this:
The purpose of this day is to pay tribute to those who died during the Haiti Revolution on 22 and 23 August 1991. He was selling women and men brought from Africa as slaves. The people of Haiti gained independence in the year 1804 by agitating against this practice. This revolution started the process of changing slavery throughout America.
The proposal adopted by the UNESCO Executive Board:
Under Proposition 29c/40 adopted by the UNESCO Executive Board, it was announced to celebrate the International Day for the Slave Trade and its Movement on 23 August every year. In 2001, the Mulhouse Textile Museum in France organized an exhibition of clothes that were then used as currency for the exchange of slaves.
UNESCO Director-General invites ministers:
The Director-General of UNESCO invites the Culture Ministers of all the member states to organize this event every year on this date, which includes the population of their country and especially young people, teachers, artists, and intellectuals.