Thursday, February 20, 2014
In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed February 20 as the World Day of Social Justice. In 2008, the International Labor Organization adopted the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. The Declaration focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.
The UN is urging a recommitment to efforts to eradicate poverty, promote full employment and decent work, achieve gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all in honor of the day. In the words of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon:
"As we seek to build the world we want, let us intensify our efforts to achieve a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development path built on dialogue, transparency and social justice."
For more information on the World Day of Social Justice, click here.