World Day of Social Justice

Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice

Special event to mark the observance of the World Day of Social Justice

1 in 5 workers still live in moderate or extreme poverty, geographical disparities impede access to decent work, many workers face stagnant wages, gender inequality prevails and people are not benefitting equally from economic growth. Inequalities between and among countries are weakening social cohesion, preventing people from achieving their full potential and burdening economies. It is time to reduce inequalities globally. 

The Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations and the International Labour Organization Office for the United Nations cordially invite you to the World Day of Social Justice 2020. 25 years after the adoption of the Copenhagen Declaration, the commemorative meeting will be an opportunity to discuss policies needed to reduce inequalities and achieve social justice for all.

Moderator: Ms. Amber Barth
                     Officer-in-Charge, ILO Office for the United Nations

  • H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary 
  • H.E. Mrs. Mirgul Moldoisaeva, Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN
  • Dr. C. Nicole Mason, President and CEO, Institute for Women's Policy Research
  • Mr. Robert Simon, Senior Director for Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, and Politics Editor
  • Ms. Bettina Luis Rurup, Executive Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Ms. Shea Gopaul, Special Representative to the UN, International Organisation of Employers
  • Mr. Ben Slay, Senior Economist, Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS, UNDP
  • Mr. Patrick Belser, Senior Economist, ILO 
RSVP by Friday, 14 February 2020 here