World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice

On 26 November 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared that, starting from 2008, 20 February will be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice. It invited Member States to:

devote this special day to the promotion, at the national level, of concrete activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly.

This year the World Day of Social Justice takes a focus on Digital Inequalities and how changes to human work by digital infrastructure needs to ensure that people are not threatened of losing their jobs due to information ICTs and access to the internet, deepening existing inequalities.

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Saving our Planet – A Communications Challenge

rainforest

Forests have a key role to play in helping to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals, from mitigating climate change by acting carbon sinks to providing food, livelihoods, fuel, shelter, and clean water.

We need to improve understanding of the sustainable use of forests for diverse purposes not only for the benefit of billions of people, including some of the world’s most vulnerable, but also as an elemental means of protecting forests themselves.

As the world focuses on building back better in the aftermath of COVID-19, this communication challenge is more pressing than ever.

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International Women’s Day

This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change.

International Women’s Day 2018 is an opportunity to transform this momentum into action, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realize their full potential.

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