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World Day of Social Justice: Theme is "If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice"
United Nation has announced that World Day of Social Justice will be observed on the 20th February with the theme "If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice."

The UN has urged the world community to focus on 'guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.'

"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," emphasizes the UN..

"Job creation, better quality jobs, and better access to jobs for the bottom 40 per cent have the potential to increase incomes and contribute to more cohesive and equitable societies and thus are important to prevent violent conflicts and to address post-conflict challenges," stated the UN website..

According to the UN document " The need for social justice", the aspiration for social justice, through which every working man and woman can claim freely and on the basis of equality of opportunity their fair share of the wealth which they have helped to generate, is as great today as it was when the ILO was created in 1919.

"The current global economy has grown to a scale unprecedented in history. Aided by new technologies, people, capital and goods are moving between countries with an ease and at a speed that have created an interdependent global economic network affecting virtually every person on the planet," it adds.

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