The World Day of Social Justice was observed across the globe on Monday. This year’s theme for the day is “overcoming Barriers and Unleashing Opportunities for Social Justice.”
It provides an opportunity to foster dialogue with stakeholders on actions needed to strengthen social contract that has been fractured by rising inequalities, conflicts and weakened institutions meant to protect the rights of workers.It was worth mentioned here that 20 February was designated the World Day of Social Justice beginning in 2009. The UN General Assembly passed the resolution recognizing that day.
The occasion reflects on the significance of social justice for world peace, security, and advancement. The UN acknowledged the need for more robust global initiatives on poverty education in its resolution. Priorities also include advancing social well-being and gender equality.
In social justice, fairness is essential. It incorporates fundamental requirements, chances, wealth, and every other social system. Social justice is concerned with maintaining equality for all individuals, which is closely related to human rights. You may understand what social justice is about by looking at two of the previous World Day of Social Justice themes. “If you want Peace and Development, Work for Social Justice” was the theme for 2019.—INP