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Commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade

Background

This item was included in the agenda of the sixty-first session of the General Assembly, in 2006, as an additional item, at the request of Saint Lucia (A/61/233). At that session, the Assembly decided to designate 25 March 2007 as the International Day for the Commemoration of the Two-hundredth Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade; requested the Secretary-General to establish a programme of outreach, with the involvement of Member States and civil society, including non-governmental organizations, to appropriately commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade; and also requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its sixty-second session a special report on initiatives taken by States to implement paragraphs 101 and 102 of the Durban Declaration (see A/CONF.189/12 and Corr.1, chap. I) aimed at countering the legacy of slavery and contributing to the restoration of the dignity of the victims of slavery and the slave trade (resolution 61/19).

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References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 155)

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