I. Organizational, administrative and other matters
Follow-up to the commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade
This item was included in the agenda of the sixty-first session of the General Assembly, in 2006, 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; and 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 (resolution 61/19).
At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly decided to designate 25 March as an annual International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, beginning in 2008; requested the Secretary-General, in collaboration with UNESCO, to establish a programme of educational outreach on the subject; and also requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixty-third session on the establishment and implementation of the programme (resolution 62/122).
- Report of the Secretary-General on the programme of educational outreach on the transatlantic slave trade and slavery (resolution 62/122), A/63/213.
References for the sixty-second session (agenda item 119)
- Report of the Secretary-General A/62/270
- Draft resolution A/62/L.32 and Add.1
- Plenary meeting A/62/PV.75
- Resolution 62/122
Related links :
- International Day for the Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (26 March)
- International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (23 August)
- International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (2004)