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Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice 2020

If the future is going to work for everyone, it will mean putting people and planet first. But how? Tell policymakers what you think!

News | 20 February 2020

Raise your voice on Social Justice Day 2020

It’s your future, it’s our planet!

On Social Justice Day 2020 the ILO is asking you why the future of work should put people and planet first.

The ILO believes the only way we are going to achieve social justice, tackle inequality, reduce poverty and address climate change, is if we put people and planet first.

The 2019 ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work says that people must be at the heart of economic, social and environmental policy making if we are to build a future that works for all.

What do you think?

On 20th February, tell us and policy makers around the world, why it’s important to you!

Using the hashtag #MyFutureOurPlanet, record and post a 10 second video that lets the world know.

Then tag 3 people and ask them to post what they think. Together we can make our voices heard for social justice, people and planet!

The ILO has released a video to kick start the campaign, which runs until World Environment Day on 5 June and the close of the ILO International Labour Conference (ILC) in June.

The best videos posted in response will be shown to the 5,000 participants at the ILC representing governments, employers' and workers' organizations from 187 countries. They will also feature in our daily live show, broadcast throughout the two-week conference.

Lost for words? Here’s some inspiration for your 10 second video

  • I want my job to be good for the planet and the economy.
  • We shouldn’t have to choose between protecting jobs and the planet.
  • Without people and planet there is no global economy.
  • New forms of energy can make money, jobs and protect the planet.
  • If we don’t act to protect both, we put all our futures at risk.
  • I want my children to be able to plan for the future with confidence.
  • If we protect the planet now we secure the future for the next generations.
  • Saving the planet will create jobs, better jobs!

Here are some sample post messages

  • On #socialjusticeday I’m speaking up for #MyFutureOurPlanet
  • I want a future of work with #socialjustice that protects people and planet. #MyFutureOurPlanet
  • A world with #socialjustice is one that tackles inequality, poverty and climate change. It’s #MyFutureOurPlanet
  • I want my future of work to help economic growth, increase social justice and secure #MyFutureOurPlanet