20 February: World Day of Social Justice
The World Day of Social Justice was observed across the world on February 20, 2018 with an aim to recognise the need to promote efforts to tackle several issues like exclusion, unemployment and poverty.
According to United Nations, social justice is an underlying principle for prosperous and peaceful coexistence within and among nations. Social justice means removal of barriers that people face in the name of gender, ethnicity, age, religion, disability and culture.
Theme of World Day of Social Justice 2018
The theme of World Day of Social Justice 2018 is 'Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice'.
As per the United Nations, most of the migration today is linked directly or indirectly to the search for decent work opportunities. There are an estimated 258 million international migrants.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there are roughly 150 million migrant workers who account for 4.4 per cent of all workers.
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The World Day of Social Justice was proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly in 2007 in accordance with the goals and objectives of the World Summit for Social Development.
The day was created to support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication; for promotion of full employment and decent work and for access to social well-being and justice for all.