ILO launches campaign
‘Voices on Social Justice’ :
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a new global
campaign Voices on Social Justice, to provide a global platform for
perspectives on social justice today and how it might be achieved
particularly through the world of work.
The campaign is part of global events marking the second World Day
for Social Justice on February 20, and will bring together in one place
diverse voices and views from around the world on the meaning of social
justice, especially in times of global economic crisis.
“The current economic and jobs crisis has made our continuing
struggle for social justice harder and even more urgent,” said ILO
Director-General Juan Somavia. “It is vital that we raise our voices to
promote a fairer society. This forum provides an opportunity to do
exactly that,” he said.
On February 19 an initial series of video interviews on social
justice will be available featuring Somavia, International Trade Union
Confederation, (ITUC), General Secretary Guy Ryder, International
Organization of Employers (IOE), Secretary General Antonio Pe¤alosa,
Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office and
other International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Maria Nazareth
Farani Azevedo, World Trade Organization, Director-General Pascal Lamy
and Professor Alain Supiot.
“One of the best ways to get to social justice is decent work: the
dignity of work, the dignity of the human being, the stability of the
family, peace in the community - that is what decent work is about”