WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

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The phrase of social justice is often related to the action of developing a just society by challenging injustice and appreciating diversity. Social justice is generally equated with the notion of equality or equal opportunity in society. Although equality is undeniably part of social justice, the phrase of "equal opportunity" and other similar phrases such as "personal responsibility" have been used to diminish the prospective for realizing social justice by justifying enormous inequalities in modern society (Berry, 2005).

Essentially, social justice occurs when people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to justifiable treatment, support for their human rights and a fair division of community resources. In conditions of social justice, people must not be discriminated against their well-being, controlled or prejudiced on their basis of gender, religion, age, race, belief, disability, location, social class, socioeconomic circumstances, or other characteristic of background and group membership.

International Human Solidarity Day

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Global challenges must be administered in a way that distributes the costs and burden fairly in accordance with basic principles of fairness and social justice. Those who suffer or who benefit least deserve assistance from those who benefit the most.

The United Nations (UN) International Human Solidarity Day is annually held on the 20th of December to celebrate unity in diversity. International Human Solidarity Day highlights the importance of acting in common cause on behalf of society’s most vulnerable people. It aims to remind people on the importance of solidarity in working towards eradication of poverty. On this Day, governments are also reminded of their commitments to international agreements on the need for human solidarity as an initiative to fight against poverty. People are encouraged to debate on ways to promote solidarity and find innovative methods to help in eradicating poverty.

International Migrants Day

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Let us make migration work for the benefit of migrants and countries alike. We owe this to the millions of migrants who, through their courage, vitality and dreams, help make our societies more prosperous, resilient and diverse. Ban Ki-moon Secretary, General of the United Nations

Immigrants are often perceived as criminals, economic burdens, security threats and even risks to public health. Negative views about immigrants shape government policy and action on immigration around the world, often resulting in limited or no protection for immigrant workers and their families.

Each year, the United Nations invites UN Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to observe International Migrants Day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, as well as through the sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure their protection.

Human Rights Day

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To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. -Nelson Mandela
 
Every human being has a right to life, dignity, freedom, nationality, and region; these are just some of the rights included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Guinness World Record holder for the most translated document. Human Day marks the anniversary of the presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is an opportunity to celebrate human rights and highlights issues surrounding it.
 
Human Rights Day is commemorated every year all over the world on the 10th of December, it was first announced to be celebrated every year by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. It is celebrated at this particular date annually to honor the United Nations General Assembly for declaring the human rights universally. Human rights day was officially established in the meeting of United Nations General Assembly on 4th of December in 1950.This day promotes awareness of human rights issues around the world and highlights the efforts of the United Nations to improve global human rights conditions.
 

NTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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People with Disabilities have abilities too and that is what this course is all about, making sure those abilities blossom and shine so that all the dreams you have can come true. -Mary Mcaleese

Disability is an umbrella term, covering impairments, limitations and participations restrictions. An individual may also qualify as disabled if he or she has had impairment in the past or is seen disabled based on a personal or group standard or norm, but all people with disabilities have their own abilities.

The International Day of People with Disability is observed on the 3rd of December annually focusing on different issue. The day is an observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. International Day of People with Disability seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect including political, social, economic and cultural life. It aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

The theme of this year is ‘Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology’ which focuses on disaster risk reduction and emergency responses, disability inclusive sustainable development goals and creating enabling working environments. The theme is selected to harness the power of technology to promote inclusion and accessibility to help realize the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society and shape the future of sustainable development for all.

At World Assembly of Youth, we seek to promote equality among all youth; equal treatment and access to resources for youth living with disability. We aspire to eliminate discrimination against the youth with disability, empower the disabled and rise an informed youth generation on the issue. A major focus of the day is practical and concrete action to include disability in all aspects of development, as well as to further the participation of persons with disabilities in social life and development of the society on the basis of equality.

Therefore, we urge all stakeholders to plan and organize performances everywhere to showcase and celebrate the contributions made by persons with disabilities as agents of change in the communities which they live.

Happy International Day of Persons with Disabilities!