Today we celebrate the World Day of Social Justice

Since 2007, on December 20, World Social Justice Day has been celebrated, the day when the Inter-American Labor Organization (ILO) unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a fair globalization. This day recognizes the need to promote socio-economic policies, both national and international, that lay the foundations of more democratic, fair and inclusive societies.

The General Assembly recognises that social development and Social Justice are indispensable for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security in and among nations, and that, in turn, social development and Social Justice cannot be achieved. if there is no peace and security or if all human rights and fundamental freedoms are not respected. In addition, the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda are linked to Social Justice from various starting points such as social inclusion and environmental protection, where education, as UNESCO refers, plays a role fundamental.

This year the theme of World Social Justice Day is “Bridging the inequality gap to achieve Social Justice”. Along these lines, one of the basic elements that justify the creation of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Social Justice is the serious situation of injustice and oppression that continues to be experienced throughout the world. Situation that the Chair seeks to face through research, training, innovation and development and dissemination of an Education in and from Social Justice. On the page of the Chair you can find a wide variety of resources both didactic and for research, active workstreams, as well as organisations and networks that work on issues related to Education and Social Justice.

More information at: World Day of Social Justice.