NEW YORK, March 25, 2015 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa cut the ribbon during the unveiling ceremony of a permanent memorial named "Ark of Return" to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, at the UN headquarters in New York, on March 25, 2015. The UN unveiled a permanent memorial at the UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday to honor the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) speaks during the unveiling ceremony of a permanent memorial named "Ark of Return" to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, at the UN headquarters

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Artists perform at the end of the unveiling ceremony of a permanent memorial named "Ark of Return" to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, at the UN headquarters

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