International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition) is celebrated every year on August 23 on the recommendation of the 150th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO, on the day of the slave revolt of San Domingo and Haiti in 1791, which put started the process of elimination of slavery.
At the beginning of the third millennium, to this date, the U.S. state of Ohio authorities timed the opening of the museum's history of slavery. On the island of Goree off the coast of Senegal, which is the main transit point for traffickers, held annually commemorated the victims of the slave trade.
Slavery is an unprecedented tragedy and one of the darkest pages of human history.
Despite the fact that slavery was abolished and condemned internationally, it continues to exist in a new form today and affects millions of people worldwide. According to UN statistics, every year millions of people, mostly women and children who are victims of deception and violence become "live goods" and are subject to exploitation.
«New Slave Trade" has become one of the most serious and widespread problems of our time.
Some countries celebrate their festivals — the days of the liberation from slavery. For example, Jamaica August 1 notes Emancipation Day.