United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice is marked on Feb 20 across the globe to inform people about to look how social justice helps in poverty eradication. This year’s theme will focus on ‘closing the inequalities gap to achieve social justice’.
For the United Nations and the International Labour Office, 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 globalisation 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.
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.