Monday, 20 February 2017

World Day of Social Justice: Global Mission to promote human dignity and co-existence

The day we will stop discrimination of any kind, based on gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability, that day we will be considered as humans in real sense.
In order to promote this peaceful co-existence, World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on 20th Feb every year.

Social justice is a basic rule for peaceful and prosperous concurrence inside and among countries
The United Nations uphold the principles of social justice where they promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous people and migrants. They advance social justice by removing barriers people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

The aspect of social justice lies in their global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labor 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.

The General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly. Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

This World Day of Social Justice, lets promote peaceful co-existence, harmony and strive for a better world making it a better place to live in for each one of us. 

Payal Choudhary

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