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Slavery one of the "darkest chapters" in history of mankind

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Described as one of the "darkest chapters" in the history of mankind, UN member states met Wednesday to commemorate the end of the transatlantic slave trade. The plenary meeting was organized under the…

4 Nov 2015 / Listen /

Jamaican Maroon story “had to be told”

World Premiere screening of "Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess" at UN headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The story of former African slaves who led a revolt over British rule in Jamaica "had to be told"…

23 Oct 2015 / Listen /

News in Brief 22 October 2015 (AM)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN File Photo/Rick Bajornas

Reduce tensions at holy sites, urges Secretary-General Tensions at holy sites in Israel and the Occupied Territories need to…

22 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Architect shares inside look of slavery memorial

A close-up from the memorial on the legacy of slavery. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

A permanent memorial to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade will help teach present and…

25 Mar 2015 /
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