20 February: World day of Social Justice

20 Feb 2013

For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of its global mission to promote development and human dignity. A recent example of the commitment of the UN in this issue is the Declaration of the International Labour Organization on social justice for a fair globalization, which guarantees equality for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue and employment rights and principles. In line with this, the General Assembly proclaimed 20 February World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote this day to promote activities that meet the objectives and goals of the World Summit.

The celebration of this Day seeks to support the work of the international community in eradicating poverty and promoting full employment, decent work, gender equality and access to social welfare as well as justice for all. In this way, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, in his annual message reminds us that "growing inequality undermines the international community’s progress in lifting millions out of poverty and building a more just world. As we seek to build the world we want, let us intensify our efforts to achieve a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development path built on dialogue, transparency and social justice.”

Diagrama Foundation supports this declaration through its social commitment to equality, universal care and the integration of vulnerable people, developing numerous social, educational as well as socio-employement integration programmes. These activities seek to open a door for groups at risk of exclusion so they can achieve their full personal, social and employment development, ensuring the exercise of their fundamental rights. In addition, Diagrama carries out activities for the cooperation and development in various countries in Africa and Latin America, including awareness programmess on the problems and inequalities affecting the population of these places.

For more information about this day, please visit the UN's website.