World Day of Social Justice was observed on February 20 (Thursday).

World Day of Social Justice is a day recognizing the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty‚ exclusion and unemployment.

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations.

The General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007 inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly.

Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication‚ the promotion of full employment and decent work‚ gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

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