Consider this post an update of what I’ve been up to at the United Nations Association. Last week, the United Nations commemorated, for the third time, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In 2007, the UN first designated March 25th as a day to remember the mistakes of the past and learn from it.
This year’s celebration was organized by the African Union, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and UN DPI. I attended two of the several events they had lined up for the week. One of them was the art exhibit, which featured the Amistad and works from different Haitian artists (this year’s Remembrance was dedicated to Haiti).
The second event I attended was the Solemn Ceremony at the Trusteeship Council Chambers. Representatives of member states present at the meeting called for an end to slave trade in the world today.
I covered the event for the United Nations Association World Bulletin and it is up on their site.