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Statement of Luxembourg in the debate on the follow-up to the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade

Published Monday December 12 2011

During the debate in the plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, Mr. Olivier Maes, underlined that Luxembourg fully subscribes to the idea that the human tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade must be duly commemorated in order to draw the right lessons from it, so that it does never happen again. For this reason, Luxembourg contributes regularly to the trust fund which has been set up to ensure the financing of the permanent memorial to and remembrance of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. This memorial is to be erected at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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