21 January 2009


The United Nations has proclaimed 20 February as the World Day of Social Justice. The day will be observed for the first time in 2009.

In a unanimously adopted resolution the member states of the United Nations agreed to devote this special day to the promotion of concrete national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals first set out at the World Summit for Social Development held in Copenhagen in 1995.

At that summit UN member states made ten commitments in aimed at the promotion of an equitable distribution of income and greater access to resources through equity and equality and opportunity for all. The governments recognized as well that economic growth should promote equity and social justice and that "a society for all" must be based on social justice and respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The Secretariat Commission for Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation of the Union of Superiors General of Religious Congregations has prepared a prayer service/reflection to mark that day. Please email me if you would like a copy.

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