On December 2, the United Nations celebrates the International Day to Remember the Abolition of Slavery.

It was adopted by a decision of the UN General Assembly in 1949.

Slavery is a socio-economic system in which people are viewed as property.

These people have no personal freedom and are often subjected to forced labor.

Slaves can be owned from the time of their capture, purchase, or birth.

Deprived of the right to move, refuse to work or demand payment for their work.

Although slavery has been condemned since ancient times, it was a long time before it was abolished, and today it is officially prohibited in all countries of the world after the entry into force of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The last country to reject slavery was Mauritania in 1981, writes "Darik".

However, according to various estimates, the number of modern slaves is between 20 and 36 million people, which is actually one of the lowest relative levels in world history. 

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Most of these people are mainly in South Asia and have lost their freedom as compensation for unpaid debts or promises.

Modern slavery is primarily related to the practice of enslavement of debtors, new forms of serfdom, child soldiers, domestic servants under strict supervision, forced marriages and human trafficking - mainly women and children for the purpose of prostitution.