World Day of Social Justice 2011

20 February 2011

“ACHIEVING SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR ALL”

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Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic
to the United Nations

International
Labour
Organization

This year, the World Day of Social Justice will take place on 17 February 2011 from 10:00 am to 12:15pm at the United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 2 (NLB). The theme this year is “Achieving Social Protection for All”.

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The World Day of Social Justice (WDSJ) was declared by UN resolution A/RES/62/10 in November 2007 and is celebrated annually on 20 February. The resolution invites all Member States to devote this special day to the promotion of concrete activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development.

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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.

In order to increase awareness of social development issues and the importance of this international day, and in light of the rise of social media as a key means by which people are interconnected, this year, in collaboration with our colleagues at the ILO, we are spreading the word through a Facebook page. We hope that those of you who are currently using Facebook will become fans of the page and spread the word through your professional and personal networks.

Please search “World Day of Social Justice” on Facebook or visit:

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As a “fan” of this page you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with our network and post information about relevant current events, news items and activities you are organizing or participating in related to social justice. We encourage you to post relevant photos, brief messages on the wall, or longer messages in the notes feature.

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