The Economic and Social Council
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the


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Official statement of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on creating equal employment opportunities worldwide.


Since XV century there have been several problems connected with racism against black people. In the Middle Ages, mainly in Portugal, there was an outburst of buying black slaves from Arabic nobility, which specialised in capturing young men from Africa. What is more, after the colonization of both Americas approximately 25 million black men were sent to work on plantations in Spanish colonies as the cheapest slaves. The relevance of the problem substantially increased when in the southern part of the United States of America it was the main source of income. Slavery has been illeg...

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