World Day of Social Justice


For the first time, on February 20 2009, World Day of Social Justice is going to be celebrated. The General Assembly of the United Nations have announced in 2007 that it will establish this day and call its member states to promote the objectives of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly, entitled “World Summit for Social Development and beyond: achieving social development for all in a globalizing world”.
United Nations hope that the observance of this day will contribute to “consolidate further the efforts of the international community in poverty eradication and in promoting full employment and decent work, gender equality and access to social well-being and justice for all.”
However, as the concept of social justice is much wider and can be interpreted in a broader sense, World Day of Social Justice is a day when main problems that are obstacles to achieving a social justice in specific societies can be address. Social justice is intrinsically connected with issues of equality and solidarity, and is mostly concerned with issues of economic justice. Economic justice calls for more just redistribution of income and greater access for resources for all people.

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