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United Nations Slavery Memorial, officially "The Permanent Memorial at the United Nations in Honor of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade," is a sculpture to be placed at the UN headquarters in New York City as a permanent reminder of the long-lasting effects of slavery and the slave trade [1] . The Slavery Memorial concept came from various resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly including A/RES/62/122 [2] , A/RES/63/5 [3] , and the Durban Declaration [4] . Although the actual design has yet to be announced, the goal will be to complete a memorial by 2012 that reflects each region affected by the transatlantic slave trade [1]. The project is being supported by the Permanent Memorial Trust Fund; the estimated cost of the project is 3.5 million[5] . Goodwill Ambassadors: Russel Simmons (entrepreneur, philanthropist) Chair: Mr. Howard Dodson (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture) Advisory Board: Dr. Cheik Diarra (Microsoft Middle East and Africa')
Ms. Ellen Haddigan (Diamond Empowerment Fund)
David Scheider (The Coca Cole-Company)
Ms Harriet Mouchly-Weiss (Kreab Gavin ANderson)
Mr. Joseph Daniel (National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center)
Mr. David Dinkins (School of International Public Affairs)
Peter Tichansky (Business for International Understanding)
Mr. Luis Ubinas (Ford Foundation)
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks
Mr. Javier Evans (Senior Premier Corporate and Professionals Relationship Manager, HSBC) Partners: Caricom CARICOM
United Nations Office for Partnerships UN Office for Partnerships
Jamaica Mission Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the UN
African Union African Union

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