World Day of Social Justice, 20 February - Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice
The World Day of Social Justice takes place on 20 February. The 2018 theme is ‘Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice’
Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.
For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization is just one recent example of the UN system’s commitment to social justice. The Declaration focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work. (Source – United Nations)
More information and resources are available at
WFOT actions and resources on related issues:
‘Statement in response to EUR/RC66/8: Strategy and action plan for refugee and migrant health in the WHO European Region Provisional Agenda item 5(f)’, presented to the
WHO Euro Regional Committee 66th Session September 2016, Copenhagen.
‘Statement in support of Promoting the Health of Migrants’, presented to the
WHO 140th session of the Executive Board, Geneva, Switzerland, January 2017.
Available at http://www.wfot.org/AboutUs/InternationalUpdatesandNews.aspx
WFOT Position Statements addressing related issues are available at www.wfot.org
> Resource Centre > Position Statements
• Community Based Rehabilitation
• Disaster Risk Reduction
• Diversity and Culture
• Human Displacement
• Human Rights
• Occupational Therapy in Disaster, Preparedness and Response
• Statement on Occupational Therapy