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Thursday, 18 February 2016

World Day of Social Justice 2016, February 20

世界社会公正日, 2月20日.
Theme 2016 : A Just Transition - environmentally sustainable economies and societies.
The World Day of Social Justice highlights the imperative of building a future of dignity for all.
Guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the international community has pledged to end poverty by 2030 through effective integrated social, economic and environmental policies.
These landmark blueprints for a better world provide invaluable tools and a powerful vision to meet the needs of today’s generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own.
Social justice must be at the heart of our efforts.  With exclusion and inequality on the rise, we must step up efforts to ensure that all people, without discrimination, are able to access opportunities to improve their lives and those of others.  We must build inclusive societies, promote decent work, bolster social protection floors, and bring people in from the margins.
In all our efforts, partnerships are essential.  Sustainable development is only possible with the active engagement of governments, parliaments, employers, workers, civil society, the private sector and other agents of change.
Let us work together to forge new integrated pathways for social, environmental and economic development rooted in social justice and the promise of a better future for all.
Ban Ki-moon

World Social Justice Day 2016 Theme: A Just Transition - environmentally sustainable economies and societies

Forum : World Day of Social Justice 
 Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.

World Day of Social Justice is a day intended to recognize the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly designated February 20th as the World Day of Social Justice.

 World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2016. International Labour Organization.

The ILO's World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2016 provides a forecast of global Unemployment levels, looking at the situation in developed, emerging and developing economies. The report explores the factors contributing to an unstable global economic environment such as volatile capital flows, dysfunctional Financial markets and the serious impact of decreased aggregate demand on enterprises, investment and job creation.

Events :

° Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary World
 54th Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development ( ‪#‎CSocD54‬)

The 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD54) will take place in New York from 3 to 12 February 2016 at United Nations Headquarters in New York under the priority theme “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world”.

Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary World

° World Day of Social Justice 2016: A Just Transition - environmentally sustainable economies and societies
Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

Guidelines for a just transition

towards environmentally sustainable economies and

societies for all
New Vision for the Economy

The world has changed dramatically. We no longer live in a world relatively empty of humans and their artifacts. We now live in the "Anthropocene era" in a full world where humans are dramatically altering their ecological life-support systems. Our traditional economic concepts and models were developed in an empty world. If we are to create sustainable prosperity, if we seek "improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risk and ecological scarcities," we are going to need a new vision of the economy and its relationship to the rest of the world that's better adapted to the new conditions we face.

We are going to need an economics that respects planetary boundaries, that recontinues the dependence of human well-being on social relations and fairness, and that recognises that the ultimate goal is real, sustainable human well-being , not merely growth of material consumption.

The new economics recognises that the economy is embedded in a society and culture that are themselves embedded in an ecological life-support system, and that the economy can't grow forever on this finite planet.

Guidelines for a Just Transition

Resources :

Latest publications :

2015 Human Development Report – Rethinking Work for Human Development

From a human development perspective, work, rather than jobs or employment is the relevant concept. A job is a narrow concept with a set of pre-determined time-bound assigned tasks or activities, in an input-output framework with labour as input and a commodity or service as output. Yet, jobs do not encompass creative work (e.g. the work of a writer or a painter), which go beyond defined tasks; they do not account for unpaid care work; they do not focus on voluntary work. Work thus is a broader concept, which encompasses jobs, but goes beyond by including the dimensions mentioned above, all of which are left out of the job framework, but are critical for human development.

Listen to the Director of the Human Development Report Office talk about the 2015 Report

2015 Human Development Report - Work for Human Development


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