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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

5th Expert Panel: Contemporary Slavery and Racial Discrimination: Civil Society Support to Survivors during the Pandemic
2 December 2020

4th Expert Panel: Breaking the Chains: Eradicating Slavery through SDGs
28 November 2019

3rd Expert Panel: Behind Closed Doors: How to Identify and Assist Victims of Domestic Servitude
30 November 2018

2nd Expert Panel: Rehabilitation for Victims of Modern Slavery
1 December 2017

Expert Panel: Revealing the Child Faces of Modern Slavery
2 December 2016

Statements from the Secretary-General

Secretary-General's message on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2020
2 December 2020

Secretary General's Message on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2016
02 December 2016

Secretary General's Message on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2015
2 December 2015

Secretary General's Message on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2014
2 December 2014

Secretary General's Message on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2013
2 December 2013

20th anniversary of the Fund (2011)

Panel discussion on young child domestic workers
1 June 2011
Anti-Slavery International and the UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery in cooperation with Children Unite, the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica and Uruguay to the United Nations organized a panel discussion about protecting young domestic workers from abuse and exploitation to raise awareness about child domestic servitude and to discuss the role of human rights as a means of protecting them.

Side Event on Child Slavery in the Artisanal Mining and Quarrying Sector
16 September 2011 

Exhibition: “Breaking free from slavery: a visual journey through 20 years of assistance to victims of contemporary forms of slavery”
5-28 September 2011
The photograph exhibition brought together 56 artworks from two renowned photographers: Roberto Romano (USA) and Pete Pattisson (UK) and 17 organizations who received grants from the Voluntary Fund to assist victims of slavery in their struggle to recover their freedom and dignity. Portraits of Slavery showcases photographs of enslaved individuals and the different facets of slavery and slavery-like practices in the 21st century. Portraits of Freedom shows photographs of rescued victims of slavery, assisted by the Voluntary Fund, in their new lives.