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World Day of Social Justice

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and between societies and nations. On February 20, the United Nations (UN) observes the World Day of Social Justice in order to focus on the plight of social injustice throughout the world and to press for improvements and solutions. 
 








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Let every day be a day of social justice

On 26 November 2007, the United Nations' General Assembly declared February 20 to be the World Day of Social Justice. The theme for this year's observance was Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice.  
 
The problems of migration and people forced out of their homeland in search of a decent living has a history that dates back to Old Testament times. According to the International Labour Organisation, today there are an estimated 258 million international migrants and roughly 150 million are migrant workers.