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      World Day of Social Justice February 20

World Day of Social Justice February 20

United Nations 2020 Theme: “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice” ... We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. (United Nations : World Day of Social Justice)


2020 Theme: “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”

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.

For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization is just one recent example of the UN System’s commitment to social justice. The Declaration focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all, through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work. (United Nations)

A Few Facts

  • Employment growth since 2008 has averaged only 0.1% annually, compared with 0.9% between 2000 and 2007.
  • Over 60 per cent of all workers lack any kind of employment contract.
  • Fewer than 45 per cent of wage and salaried workers are employed on a full-time, permanent basis, and even that share is declining.
  • By 2019, more than 212 million people were out of work, up from 201 million in previous years.
  • 600 million new jobs need to be created by 2030, just to keep pace with the growth of the working age population.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny

Social Action ...

The Ministry of Social Action takes place in the context of our educational, pastoral and health care ministries. It’s focus is particularly with those who are weak, the oppressed, whose basic needs are not satisfied. These are often women and children. Read more ...

Join us in praying for our sisters involved in ’social action’ ministries and for all those who find themselves in need of these ministries.

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