At its 62nd session in November 2007, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as the World Day of Social Justice. Today, 18 February, we preview its analysis and discussion with our guests.
The UN Secretary General who, in his report “Our Common Agenda” warns about the current growing gaps in the social contract between governments and the people of each society, based on a broad conception of human rights.
The report concludes: Social justice makes societies and economies work better and reduces poverty, inequalities and social tensions.
It also affirms that social justice plays an important role in achieving more inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development pathways and is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially when we are far from achieving these goals.
The humanist vision of social justice, on the other hand, is based on working together for science, justice and against all violence and discrimination.
That is why the theme of Worker Ownership is part of the broader theme of “Joint Social Work”, that of the new forms of production, technical and social relations, which are beginning to develop in the world economy and correspond to the power of workers in the production process, combining the ideals of social justice and economic efficiency.
This is how we set the context of this topic with our guests!
Carlos Herrando, Sec. PHI Organising
Conversation of the International Coordination Team of the Humanist Party on the World Day of Social Justice (Monday 20 February)
Panelists: Juan Enrique Prieto, Chile; Xan Rodríguez Canabal, Spain; Eduardo González Olguín, Argentina; Daniel Rocca, Uruguay.