The 20th of February was marked as the World Social Justice Day by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2007.
This year’s theme is “Overcoming Barriers and Unleashing Social Justice Opportunities“, as the global trend of global development, which depends on achieving the sustainable development goals by reaching 2030, takes into account the great transformations that have occurred during previous years, which affected the performance of many countries at the level of economy and at the level of justice as well, which makes us more aware that social justice may be the way to remedy road difficulties and build more effective mechanisms. The absence of social justice directly affects the achievement of the basic goals of sustainable development; it reinforces poverty, makes it difficult to fight global hunger, and impedes the process of comprehensive development.
According to the official website of the United Nations, the World Day of Social Justice provides an opportunity to enhance dialogue, especially with social partners and civil society organizations, which enhances everyone’s ability to strengthen the social contract that is struggling to survive, especially with the outbreak of conflicts, the rise of many currents, and major economic transformations at local levels, especially with the intense global anticipation of recession and depression expected to affect more than two-thirds of the world’s countries.
In Egypt, for example, the Human Development Report, issued by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Planning, indicates a decline in the human development index according to wage equity during the previous decade 2010-2020, while monitoring macroeconomic resilience during the Corona crisis, which significantly affected most international economies. This report confirms what we seek to point out and work to solve, which is the gap between the macroeconomics of the state and the micromechanisms in society, as we believe that community participation– at all levels of disseminating information and awareness and contributing to planning, control and governance- may be the solution to the challenges ahead.