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Ambassador Thalassinós Delivers Statement for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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Panama, in its capacity as president of GRULAC, pays homage to the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

March 25, 2010

UNITED NATIONS – Ambassador Pablo Antonio Thalassinós delivered a statement in commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on March 25, 2010, on behalf of the Member States of the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC).

Ambassador Thalassinos stated that “it is our resolve to ensure that we rid future generations of the legacy of hatred, bigotry, racism and prejudice, resulting from slavery. In so doing, we pause to remember those who lived and died under the system of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade – lest we forget.”

In virtue of draft resolution 64/L.50, the General Assembly convened a plenary meeting in commemoration of this special occasion.

© 2010 Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations