New Blog from UNAAV Young Professionals

The UNAAV Young Professionals have started their own blog series on important international issues and events. Here is an excerpt of their first post.

Each year, February 20th marks World Day of Social Justice, which was adopted on the 26th of November 2007. This is a day when we are again reminded of the need to build fairer and more equitable societies.

The pillars of social justice are many and are based on the fundamental rights such as but not limited to: equality, diversity, freedom from prejudices, access to healthcare and education, access to clean water, gender equality, eradication of poverty, and having fair working conditions. These are also called universal human rights. When these pillars are withheld, it is social injustice.

Social justice truly is at the centre of what The United Nations stands for. Each person deserves the right to feel safe from conflict, and the right to fairness in the justice system. Social justice assists The United Nations advocate towards international peace and security.

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