In 2013, the General Assembly held a meeting to evaluate the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Member States adopted resolution A / RES / 68/192 and designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking.
In 2010, the General Assembly adopted a Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, urging governments around the world to defeat this scourge. The Plan calls for integrating the fight against trafficking in the programs of the United Nations for promoting development and strengthening of global security. A key provision of the plan is the establishment of a Voluntary Trust Fund for victims of trafficking, especially women and children.
Slavery, in its modern form as in the old, is not only a shame, but it is “the execrable sum of all villainies” as defined by the abolitionist John Wesley, and has no place in our world.
An estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in the nets of modern slavery. Men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers in both their own country and abroad. All countries are affected by trafficking, whether as country of origin, transit or destination for victims.
World Day against Human Trafficking is a call to action to end this crime and bring hope to victims who often live among us unrecognized. We urge all countries to ratify and fully implement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocol on Trafficking in Persons.
The Feast of the Assumption means that Virgin Mary, at the end of her earthly pilgrimage and by virtue of her contribution to the history of salvation as Mother of the Redeemer, was liberated by the grace of the corruption of the tomb and raised in body and soul to heaven, where she acts as a mediator between God and men.
August 15 is the liturgical solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in body and soul to heaven. Such a date venerated and professed the mystery of the Christian faith by the faithful for centuries. In 1950 Pope Pius XII proclaimed the dogma of faith.
There is great uncertainty about the origin of the Assumption of Mary. The day of its celebration is probably the anniversary of the dedication of some church than the actual date of the anniversary of the death of Our Lady.
Today, the belief in the corporeal assumption of Mary is universal in the East and West; according to Benedict XIV it is a probable opinion, which is godless and blasphemous denial.
The belief in the corporeal assumption of Mary is based on the apocryphal treatise by De Obitu S. Dominae, which bears the name of St. John, which belongs however to the fourth or fifth century.