Solidarity is identified in the Millennium Declaration as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century, wherein those who either suffer or benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most. Consequently, in the context of globalisation and the challenge of growing inequality, strengthening of international solidarity is indispensable.
At the end of each year, solidarity is without a doubt the most important value to aspire in the increasingly smaller and convergent world we live in. Each year, December 20th marks International Human Solidarity Day, when universal values and core underlying aspirations among peoples from around the world are celebrated and encouraged. Young people more than ever are central to the process of building a more harmonious and integrated societies that striveagainst poverty, war, human rights abuses and intolerance.
This year's celebration of Human Solidarity Day comes after leaders of the world adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is a new, inclusive development agenda succeeding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure dignity for all. The new SDGs agenda is centred on both planet and its people, underpinned by human rights and supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger and disease. It will be thus built on a foundation of global cooperation and solidarity.
World Assembly of Youth (WAY) has achieved several goals since the last Action Plan that was issued. In our third and present Millennium Plan of Action, we focus on recent issues affecting youth around the globe which are now part of the Sustainable Development Goals. There is a need to call for awareness so as to train the youth and youth leaders to work together in solidarity and make essential changes in matters affecting them. We focus on these particular issues and setting our efforts towards developing young people in helping those who needed to create a better future for the youth and everyone around the world.
On this year International Human Solidarity Day, let us work collectively as one to halt all kinds of sufferings and achieve a brighter as well as sustainable tomorrow.
Happy Human Solidarity Day!