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The United Nations outreach programme on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery 2023 Theme: “Fighting slavery’s legacy of racism through transformative education”

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    Suchith Anand
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    The United Nations outreach programme on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery has 2023 Theme: “Fighting slavery’s legacy of racism through transformative education” . 
    “The enslavement of over 13 million Africans during the Transatlantic Slave Trade was driven by the racist ideology that these women, men and children were inferior because of the colour of their skin. Countless families were torn apart. Scores of human beings lost their lives. Despite experiencing serious human rights violations, and intergenerational trauma over centuries, enslaved people persevered in their resilience, demonstrating courage and defiance against the conditions of enslavement, forced labour, and systemic violence and oppression.
    The racist legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade reverberates today in harmful prejudices and beliefs which are still being perpetuated and continue to impact people of African descent across the world. Transformative education, which seeks to empower learners to see the social world critically and through an ethical lens to challenge and change the status quo as agents of change is essential to the work of teaching and learning about slavery in order to end racism and injustice and to build inclusive societies based on dignity and human rights for all people, everywhere.”
    Learn more at https://www.un.org/en/rememberslavery/observance/2023
    UK’s £18tn slavery debt is an underestimation, UN judge says
    A UN judge says the UK is likely to owe more than £18tn in reparations for its historic role in transatlantic slavery.A report co-authored by the judge, Patrick Robinson, says the UK should pay $24tn (£18.8tn) for its slavery involvement in 14 countries. But Mr Robinson said the sum was an “underestimation” of the damage caused by the slave trade.
    Mr Robinson spoke to the BBC ahead of his keynote speech at an event to mark UNESCO’s Day for Remembering the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Abolition at London’s City Hall on Wednesday. He’s been a member of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) since 2015 and has been researching reparations as part of his honorary presidency of the American Society of International Law.
    He brought together a group of economists, lawyers and historians to produce the Brattle Group Reporton Reparations for Transatlantic Chattel Slavery.
    More details at 
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-66596790
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/aug/22/uk-cannot-ignore-calls-for
    Download the full report on “Quantification of Reparations for Transatlantic Chattel Slavery” athttps://www.brattle.com/insights-events/publications/brattle-consultants…
    It is disappointing to see that even today Africa does not a have permanent seat in key international organisations like United Nations Security Council, G20 etc. There is a need for reform of the United Nations Security Council as there is under representation of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
    Reuters article on India seeks African Union’s full membership in G20
    https://www.reuters.com/world/indias-modi-seeks-african-unions-full-memb… 
    Details of G20 athttps://www.g20.org/
    Best wishes
    Suchith

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