International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
According to the decision of UNESCO, adopted at the General Conference every year August 23 is celebrated the international day of remembrance dedicated to the victims of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Commemorative date was approved by a decision taken on the basis of resolution 150 UNESCO session.
This date - August 23 - was chosen not by chance. In 1791 on this day on the island of Santo Domingo was raised by a slave rebellion. In the 18th century the Spaniards were brought slaves from Africa, where they are sold in the port of Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic). When the slaves revolted in Haiti, the Spaniards had to flee, and the rebels seized the island of Santo Domingo completely. Shortly thereafter leave Haiti and were forced to the French colonialists.
International Day of Remembrance, which is dedicated to the victims of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was proclaimed for people to remember even the most horrible pages of its history, at a time when the slave trade is not prohibited and is considered commonplace society of the time. Though nowadays slavery long ago abolished and condemned to the fullest extent at the international level, it is still people around the world fall into slavery against their will, are women and young children who are forcibly kidnapped and clothe in forced slavery in special risk, making of they sort of "live goods". The new slave trade is now considered to be a particularly acute problem of mankind, so it is important that people remember about the old times horrific slave trade and the consequences to which they lead.