"This year’s observance of International Human Solidarity Day comes during a period of dramatic transition. ... Solidarity is crucial to solving problems in our interconnected world. ... We can reach our shared goals if people are able to participate in the formulation and implementation of plans, policies and programmes to shape our common future."
Message for International Human Solidarity Day
20 December 2012
2012 theme: Global partnership for building shared prosperity
The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, by resolution 60/209 identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the Twenty-first century, and in that regard decided to proclaim 20 December of each year International Human Solidarity Day.
By resolution 57/265 the General Assembly, on 20 December 2002, established the World Solidarity Fund, which was set up in February 2003 as a trust fund of the United Nations Development Programme. Its objective is to eradicate poverty and promote human and social development in developing countries, in particular among the poorest segments of their populations.