On February 20 we celebrated World Day of Social Justice, an international day currently observed by the United Nations that reflects on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work. At the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), we uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants.
Throughout the years, our Viva Sustainability Blog has touched on several of these social topics, including education, gender equality, indigenous communities and rights at work. On this World Day of Social Justice, we look back on some of these conversations through a collection of previously posted blogs. We hope you find these blogs insightful as we continue to promote sustainable development through socially inclusive and environmentally resilient projects.
Is there any content you would like to share for World Day of Social Justice? Let us know in the comments!
The IDB recognizes that long-term economic growth and the reduction of poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean depend on development that is socially inclusive. To that end, we have made a commitment to maximizing positive social outcomes of our work while minimizing risks and negative impacts on people and the environment they depend on. Our environmental and social safeguard policies are critical for meeting these goals.