World Habitat Day

Half the world’s people now live in towns and cities. In little more than a generation, two-thirds of the global population will be urban. As the proportion of humanity living in the urban environment grows, so too does the need to strengthen the urban focus of our efforts to reduce global poverty ... "

Social Protection Floor Campaign

Knowing that more than 1.4 billion people still struggle to live on less than $1.25 a day (World Bank), it is obvious that much more must be done to eradicate the scourge of extreme poverty. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) coordinate the Social Protection Floor Initiative (SPF-I) as a joint UN effort to build a global coalition committed to supporting countries in building national social protection floors for their citizens.

World Day of Social Justice 2011

On February 20, 2011 it is once again World Day of Social Justice. In its resolution of 26 November 2007, the General Assembly recognized that “social development and social justice are indispensable for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security within and among nations and that, in turn, social development and social justice cannot be attained in the absence of peace and security or in the absence of respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms.” (A/RES/62/10).

Prayer for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

In 1992, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared October 17 of each year the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year, the Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation of the USG/UISG Secretariat in Rome has prepared a prayer service for October 17. It has been translated in 12 languages, including French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese and English.


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