International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is a United Nations international observance designated in 2007 to be marked on March 25 every year.
The day honours and remembers those who suffered and died as a consequence of the transatlantic slave trade, which has been called “the worst violation of human rights in history”, in which over 400 years more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims.
The transatlantic slave trade, which has been dubbed “the worst violation of human rights in history,” claimed the lives of more than 15 million men, women, and children over the course of 400 years. This day honours and remembers those who endured suffering and death as a result.
The United Nations created this day to increase public awareness, demand justice, and safeguard the selfless lives of UN employees and peacekeepers.
Over 3,500 members of the U.N. staff have lost their lives to war, abductions, and natural disasters.