In Paris, UNESCO has announced that Dutch slavery records and a film collection are to be added to its Memory of the World Register. Among the latest additions is the slavery administration of the Middelburg Commercial Company (MCC).

The MCC, based in the Province of Zeeland, was involved in the international slave trade in Europe, Africa and the West Indies. Between 1720 and 1889, MCC ships made 300 voyages, more than a third of them carrying slaves.

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