International Day for the Abolition of Slavery -2 December


December 2nd International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Sisters of the Holy Family

Among Nepal’s indigenous minorities, child labour is common. The Government has recently ratified ILO Convention 169, an international legal instrument that guarantees the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples, but has not yet implemented its provisions. OHCHR/Robert Few Among Nepal’s indigenous minorities, child labour is common. The Government has recently ratified ILO Convention 169, an international legal instrument that guarantees the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples, but has not yet implemented its provisions. OHCHR/Robert Few

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

Today, 21 million women, men and children are trapped in slavery all over the world. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has teamed up with prominent…

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