World Day of Social Justice 2017

The United Nations' (UN) World Day of Social Justice is yearly celebrated on February 20 to cheer people to note that how social justice have an effect on paucity abolition. Social justice has been at the hub of communal safety expansions for more than a century. Social security systems defend people against the dangers of life, thus strengthening social unity, constancy and harmony. The World Day distinguishes that civilization must be supported by social justice, a high opinion for human rights and essential freedoms – and on the right to communal guard for all.  It also centres on the objective of attaining full employment and support for communal incorporation.


The World Summit for Social Development was organized in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1995 and turned in the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action. At this summit, more than 100 political leaders vowed to make the subjugation of poverty, paucity and full employment, in addition to steady, protected and just societies as their superseding objectives. They furthermore decided on the requirement to put populace at the center of expansion strategy.

Almost 10 years afterwards, the UN's member nations evaluated the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action when they congregated at a sitting of the Commission for Social Development in New York in February 2005. They also decided to entrust to press on social growth. On November 26, 2007, the UN General Assembly named February 20 as the yearly World Day of Social Justice. The day was planned to be first observed in 2009.

Member nations were asked to dedicate this individual day to the encouragement of solid nationwide activities in agreement with the objectives and aims of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth conference of the General Assembly, entitled "World Summit for Social Development and beyond: attaining social growth for all in a globalizing world".

As documented by the World Summit, social growth focuses on social justice, unity; agreement and parity inside and amid countries and social fairness, impartiality and equity compose the essential morals of all societies. To attain "a society for all" governments made an assurance to the formation of a structure for accomplishment to encourage social impartiality at national, regional and international stages. They furthermore vowed to support the evenhanded sharing of income and better access to resources by the means of fairness and impartiality and a chance for all. The administration acknowledged as well that financial expansion must support equity and social impartiality and that "a society for all" has got to be maintained on communal justice and high opinion for all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The adherence of the day should add to the supplementary consolidation of the labors of the global community in poverty abolition, encouragement of full employment and decent work, sex equity and access to social happiness and fairness for all.

World Day of Social Justice Events and Activities       

Many associations, counting the UN and the International Labour Office, make declarations on the significance of social justice for populace. Many unions furthermore present plans for better social justice by dealing with poverty, social and economic elimination and joblessness. Trade unions and movement groups are requested to call on their members and followers to mark the day. The Russian General Confederation of Trade Unions affirmed that the widespread motto would be "Social Justice and Decent Life for All!".

Schools, colleges and universities may arrange singular activities for the day or sketch out a week of events and activities revolving around a subject connected to poverty, social and economic omission or unemployment. Diverse media, together with radio and television stations, newspapers and Internet sites, can give concentration to the topics about the World Day of Social Justice.

It is expected that exacting coverage is given to the associations between the illegal trade in diamonds and armed conflicts, predominantly in Africa, and in the significance of the International Criminal Court. This is an autonomous court that performs trials of people indicted of genocide, crimes in opposition to human race and war crimes.

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