Take a look at this great photo for the launch of the “Youth for Tolerance” project organized by the UN Information Centre in Lima (Cinu Lima). Over the course of the year young people will undertake activities to promote the principle of tolerance and rejecting racism and homophobia. The project was launched as part of the recent commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March and the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on 25 March.
Our colleagues at the UN Information Centre in Ankara, Turkey organized a traveling exhibit just like the one on display here at UNHQ for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
On Monday we commemorated the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Thank you to everyone who joined in, supported, liked, shared and re-tweeted about this important day! This photo of the dancers from the National Ballet of Cameroon was taken following a meeting of the General Assembly on Monday where representatives of Member States all over the world including Grenada, Qatar, the US and Chad spoke about the importance of remembering the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, and stopping modern day forms of slavery. You can read more here: http://bit.ly/Zx0Zan.
Photo: National Ballet of Cameroon: UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz
Today is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. We remember more than 15 million men, women and children, and celebrate those who worked tirelessly to abolish slavery http://bit.ly/10HBZNl. Share if you agree!
Online to the UN General Assembly Hall tonight for a very special concert as part of our “Forever Free: Celebrate Emancipation” commemoration! Join us via live webcast at http://webtv.un.org/ or, if you’re in New York City, on Time Warner Channel 150 at 7pm. We’ll also be live tweeting via @RememberSlavery.
The concert will be hosted by Monique Coleman with UNESCO Artist for Peace Marcus Miller, Benyoro, Somi, Steel Pulse and the Cameroon National Ballet all performing. Join us and the UN Secretary-General for a great evening of music and dance!
Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
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Do you love books?! At 4.30 pm New York time today there is a presentation and book signing in the UN Bookshop. Authors Alan Gilbert, Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer will be speaking about emancipation and the end of slavery in the US. Come and join us! The event is free and open to the public http://bit.ly/WGYthq.
Tonight we’ll be at a special screening of the film Lincoln at the US Mission to the United Nations here in New York. The event kicks off at 6.30 pm New York time and the film will be introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning screen writer Tony Kushner. It’s an invitation only event but you can follow along with us via @RememberSlavery on Twitter, and afterwards, we’ll post the video of the event. Tell us what you think of the film, what was your favourite part?
Image credit: US Library of Congress.
Students from all over the world gathered at UN Headquarters today in person and via a video link to discuss slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Presentations were give by young people in Senegal, the UK, France, Trinidad and Tobago as well as here in New York. It was a great event with so much energy and enthusiasm! Thank you to everyone who participated both in person and online. Missed it? Don’t worry - you can watch the webcast here: http://bit.ly/Xo3AR3.