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World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice reminds us each year of the need to build fairer, more equitable societies. The ILO will mark the occasion this year with a series of seven events held in major cities around the globe. The events will bring together high-level speakers from across the world of work to discuss how to put social justice at the centre of international, national and regional policy agendas.

Global Coalition for Social Justice: Bridging Gaps, Building Alliances

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The 2024 World Day of Social Justice provides an opportunity to foster dialogue on actions needed to achieve social justice by strengthening the social contract that has been fractured by rising inequalities, conflicts and weakened institutions that are meant to uphold and protect the rights of workers. By focusing on bridging gaps and building alliances in support of the Global Coalition for Social Justice, we can ensure the promise of enabling our societies and economies to function more cohesively and effectively; unlock the productive potential of countries and people; pave the way for sustained reductions in poverty and inequality – prerequisites for inclusive growth; and contribute to peace, stability and intergenerational solidarity.


Aida Kasymalieva
Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations

Keynote speaker

Gilbert F. Houngbo
International Labour Organization (ILO)

Opening Remarks

Dennis Francis
President of the General Assembly
United Nations (UN)
Paula Narváez
United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Welcome Remarks

Philippe Kridelka
Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations
Omar Hilale
Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations


Li Junhua
Under-Secretary-General, Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations (UN)
Alex Campbell
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Shea Gopaul
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
International Organisation of Employers (IOE)


Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon
Special Representative to the United Nations
International Labour Organization (ILO)

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