United Nations: World Day of Social Justice, 20 February 2016

Saturday 20th February 2016 has been declared by the United Nations General Assembly as the World Day of Social Justice. The theme for 2016 is, “A Just Transition – environmentally sustainable economies and societies.”

 

From the United Nations website:

 

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

 

For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization is just one recent example of the UN system’s commitment to social justice. The Declaration focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.

 

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