World Day of Social Justice is observed on 20 February every year. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has passed the bill to celebrate World Day of Social Justice on 20 February on 26 November 2007 and starting in 2009. Its main aim to promote the poverty eradication, social integration, hope, equality, increase of full profession, decent work, gender equity and justice for all.
This year World Day of Social Justice is celebrated on 20 February 2014, Thursday. The World Day of Social Justice is a global day, hence it is not observed as a public holiday.
HOW IT IS CELEBRATED
On this day many Government officials, organizations, various labour offices (local & international) deliver speech on the importance of social justice for people. They also starts discussion on the other topics such as poverty, unemployment, harmony and equality within and among countries, social and economic exclusion. The Russian General Confederation of Trade Unions also aware the world by saying this slogan, “Social Justice and Decent Life for All!”.
In many schools, colleges, private and semi-private universities also deliberate speech on this day related to the above said topics.
The social development for World Summit was firstly held in 1995 in Copenhagen, Denmark called “Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action”. In this summit approximately more than 100 Political Leaders of different countries take part and also starts discus the topics based on human dignity, poverty, unemployment, social behavior, duties of common man and rights as well as stability.
After 10 years later, the United Nations (UN) Members review the World Summit Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action, then they again started combined conference in New York City in February 2005 and agreed to commit to advance social development of world. On 26 November 2007, The United Nation General Assembly named it World day of Social Justice and finally observed in 20 February 2009.