World Day of Social Justice today

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World Day of Social Justice today

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:25 AM, 20 February 2020   Updated: 10:26 AM, 20 February 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Today is February 20, ‘World Day of Social Justice’. This year's theme of the day is ‘Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice’.

At the UN General Assembly on 26th November 2007, it was announced that February 20 would be celebrated as World Day of Social Justice. The day was celebrated for the first time in 2009.

The idea of ​​celebrating the day came at the Copenhagen Declaration in 1995 and the Action Plan was adopted for discussion among UN member states at the Summit on Social Development in Copenhagen, Denmark, in February 2005.

The United Nations believes that establishing social justice as an underlying principle is essential for inter-state and inter-society peace. And for this reason, in the age of globalization, it is very important to preserve the interest of the marginalized segment of the population due to gender, age, caste, ethnicity, religion or cultural reasons.

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