Social justice — is not just an ethical imperative, is the basis national stability and global prosperity. Equal opportunity, solidarity and respect for human rights are essential for the full development of the productive potential of nations and peoples.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
World Day of Social Justice (World Day of Social Justice) is celebrated with 2009. The UN General Assembly declared the establishment of the holiday November 26 in 2007. A prerequisite for the emergence of a new date — 20 February — became a worldwide summit, which was held in Copenhagen in March 1995, and which were declared objectives of social development of modern society.
Member states of the United Nations spend a day on February 20 at the national level, implementation of activities that promote social justice. According to the organizers, the international date should contribute to poverty eradication, people full employment and decent work, the achievement of equality between men and women, as well as the establishment of social welfare and social justice for all.
The United Nations considers the pursuit of social justice one of its main missions. The organization supports the principles of justice, eliminating the barriers that people face because of their gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.
One of the key documents, working in this direction — Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. It focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.