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Permanent Memorial to the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Join the free weekly briefing (20 minutes) at the Memorial, organised by the Remember Slavery Programme every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m

The Ark of Return by architect Rodney Leon is the newest Memorial at the United Nations. It was inaugurated on 25 March 2015, on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The Permanent Memorial invites people to contemplate the legacy of the slave trade and to fight against racism and prejudice today. Visitors can walk through the Ark of Return to experience three elements: Acknowledge the Tragedy, Consider the Legacy, Lest We Forget.

Access to the Memorial is free. It is located on the United Nations Visitors Plaza.

Special briefings can be also organized in advance for groups of minimum 20 students upon request.  Request it here