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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition

On 23 August, 2023, the United Nations Human Rights Office commemorated the International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition.

"Enslavement is a crime against humanity. We must confront the legacies of the past, including systemic racism and racial discrimination, to achieve recognition, justice & development," said UN Human Rights chief Mr.Volker Türk.

On 25 Aug 2023

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The Regional Office for Europe’s (ROE) primary function is to advance human rights in the European Union (EU) through technical assistance, advocacy, and reporting on human rights, based on the recommendations of UN human rights mechanisms. ROE works to address human rights gaps in EU legislation, budgeting and policy-making, seizing the impetus created by the Sustainable Development Agenda. In addition, ROE strives for the integration of a human rights-based approach in EU external action, migration policies and development cooperation. The Office further fulfils an outreach, liaison and good offices role between the UN Human Rights Office globally and the EU institutions.

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