World Day of Social Justice is celebrated annually all over the world on 20 February. The International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008. This year theme of World Day of Social Justice is“A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy”.
Aim of the day:
- Recognize the need to promote and tackle issues of social justice such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections.
- Focus on the goal of achieving full employment and support for social integration.
- Encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication.
Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. 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.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Headquarters of International Labour Organization: Geneva, Switzerland.
- Director-General of International Labour Organization: Guy Ryder.
- International Labour Organization Founded: 1919.