World Day of Social Justice observed

World Day of Social Justice observed

Islamabad (Web Day): The World Day of Social Justice is being observed across the globe including Pakistan on Monday.

This year's theme for the day is "overcoming Barriers and Unleashing Opportunities for Social Justice."

It provides an opportunity to foster dialogue with stakeholders on actions needed to strengthen social contract that has been fractured by rising inequalities, conflicts and weakened institutions meant to protect the rights of workers.

As per the United Nations (UN), the International Labour Organization (ILO) unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008.

This is the third major statement of principles and policies adopted by the International Labour Conference since the ILO’s Constitution of 1919.

It builds on the Philadelphia Declaration of 1944 and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of 1998.

The 2008 Declaration expresses the contemporary vision of the ILO’s mandate in the era of globalization.

On November 26, 2007, the General Assembly (UNGA) declared that, starting from the sixty-third session of the UNGA , 20 February will be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice.