Thousands of migrant workers, mainly from Egypt and Tunisia, wait to cross into Tunisia from Libya. UNHCR/A Duclos
Two people in an extremely impoverished rural area in Brazil. ©J. Ripper/ILO
The International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008. This is the third major statement of principles and policies adopted by the International Labour Conference since the ILO’s Constitution of 1919. It builds on the Philadelphia Declaration of 1944 and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of 1998. The 2008 Declaration expresses the contemporary vision of the ILO’s mandate in the era of globalization.
Sisters collecting waste materials to burn in the fireplace before sunset in Blaj, Romania. ILO ‘Work4Youth’ photo contest © Attila Erdélyi
This special event to mark the observance of World Social Justice Day – 20 February 2018, under the theme: Workers on the move: the quest for social justice, will bring together concrete stories and testimonies about the challenges of social justice and labour migration and possible policy responses to address these challenges.