Memory: Digital Slave Route
Created by UNESCO, the Slave Route lists the main places of memory related to the transatlantic slave trade. But it’s a road that nobody really follows. Nobody actually goes to Angola, then Congo, Ghana, Portugal, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Jamaica, Surinam, Brazil, etc. That’s why, with the support of UNESCO, Ana Vicky Castillo of the Ministry in charge of memory, works to create the Digital Slave Route. Google has already created the Google Arts Project, which allows online visits to major museums in the West. Similarly, the Digital Slave Route will allow all those who wish, without having to move from home, to visit the places of memory related to this painful story, which is at the origin of the first African diaspora.
International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024)
This Decade, for which the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was designated as the lead agency, aims to strengthen actions and measures to ensure the full realization of the economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights of people of African descent, and their full and equal participation in society.
Under the theme “Recognition, Justice and Development”, the Decade provides an operational framework to encourage States to eradicate social injustices inherited from history and to fight against racism, prejudice and racial discrimination to which people of African descent are still subjected.