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Annual UN observance spotlights need to eradicate crime of modern slavery
2 Dec 2010 -   Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery by urging States to bring into force all the legal instruments necessary to eradicate the scourge. Although States worldwide support laws banning slavery, the practice still persists in many forms, he noted in his message for the Day, which is observed annually on 2 December. Full Story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=36933&Cr=SLAVERY&Cr1=