United Nations Slavery Memorial

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United Nations Slavery Memorial, officially "The Permanent Memorial at the United Nations in Honor of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade," is a sculpture to be placed at the UN headquarters in New York City as a permanent reminder of the long-lasting effects of slavery and the slave trade.[1] The Slavery Memorial concept came from various resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly including A/RES/62/122,[2] A/RES/63/5,[3] and the Durban Declaration.[4] Although the actual design has yet to be announced, the goal will be to complete a memorial by 2012 that reflects each region affected by the transatlantic slave trade.[1] The project is being supported by the Permanent Memorial Trust Fund; the estimated cost of the project is 4.5 million dollars.[5]

Advisory Board[edit]

  • Goodwill Ambassadors: Russel Simmons (entrepreneur, philanthropist)
  • Chair: Mr. Howard Dodson (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
  • Dr. Cheik Diarra (Microsoft Middle East and Africa')
  • Ms. Ellen Haddigan (Diamond Empowerment Fund)
  • David Scheider (The Coca-Cola Company)
  • Ms Harriet Mouchly-Weiss (Kreab Gavin ANderson)
  • Mr. Joseph Daniel (National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center)
  • Mr. David Dinkins (School of International Public Affairs)
  • Mr. Peter Tichansky (Business Council for International Understanding)
  • Mr. Luis Ubinas (Ford Foundation)
  • Congressman Gregory W. Meeks
  • Mr. Javier Evans (Senior Premier Corporate and Professionals Relationship Manager, HSBC)

Partners[edit]

  • CARICOM CARICOM
  • United Nations Office for Partnerships
  • Jamaica Mission
  • African Union

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Coordinates: 40°44′54″N 73°58′04″W / 40.7483°N 73.9679°W / 40.7483; -73.9679