World Day of Social Justice- 20 February

The World Day of Social Justice (WDSJ) is observed globally on 20th February. The theme for WDSJ 2018 is “Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice”. On 26 November 2007, the General Assembly declared that starting from the sixty-third session of the General Assembly, 20 February will be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice.

Background-
The International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008. This is the third major statement of principles and policies adopted by the International Labour Conference since the ILO’s Constitution of 1919. It builds on the Philadelphia Declaration of 1944 and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of 1998. The 2008 Declaration expresses the contemporary vision of the ILO’s mandate in the era of globalization.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Exam-
  • ILO Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland.
  • ILO Director-General- Mr Guy Ryders.
Source- The United Nations