In 1949 on December 2, the United Nations adopted the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others.  In commemorating this and to recognize the continued exploitation of people through slavery designated December 2 as The United Nations designated December 2nd as International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

It should come as no surprise that I find the continued practice of slavery as absolutely awful.  I am sure that anyone reading this would agree as well, the one thing we can do is bring about awareness of this issue.  The more people are made to understand that slavery of all kinds still exist the more pressure will be put on those practicing it and hopefully we can help to end it.


Links:
United Nations: http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/slavery/
http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/pressrels/2001/sgsm8051.html

Other Links:
http://freedomcenter.org/freedom-forum/index.php/2008/11/december-2-is-un-slavery-abolition-day-but-who-will-notice/
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-day-abolish-slavery
http://nicosia.usembassy.gov/USpolicy/tip-IDAS.htm