World Justice Day is celebrated on 20 February

World Justice Day is celebrated on 20 February

World Justice Day is observed on 20 February. It encourages people every year to see how social justice affects poverty alleviation.


The theme of the year 2020 is "" closing inequalities to achieve social justice "". The topic focuses on upholding the principles of social justice by promoting gender equality, or the rights of indigenous people and migrants.

On 10 June 2008, the International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for Fair Justice. It is one of the major principles and policies adopted by the International Labor Conference. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) recognized that in order to achieve and maintain peace and security, social development and social justice are important.
In March 1995, the World Summit for Social Development was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Many governments formed a new consensus on the need to place people at the center of development. World leaders focused on the goal of achieving full employment and support for social integration. On 26 November 2007, UNGA announced the observance of the World Day of Social Justice on 20 February every year. The World Day of Social Justice was first observed in 2009.

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