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The World Day for Social Justice celebrates its eleventh anniversary this week.Justice and peace go together; and it is difficult to get one without the other.Justice, in its broad sense, is a concept as ancient as humanity, while social justice is relatively new.Among the first international events to promote the concept of "social justice" was the World Summit for Social Development held in Copenhagen 1995 putting people at the heart of development and pledging for a more stable, safe and just societies. Yesterday, the Economic and Social Commission for West Asia celebrated World Day for Social Justice under the theme "Celebrating Equality and Justice in the work of Gibran Khalil Gibran," in a half day event at the U.N. offices in Beirut where Mr. Mohammad Ali al-Hakim, the under secretary-general of the U.N. and ESCWA's executive secretary highlighted in his opening speech the importance of celebrating this day "both as a virtue and practical commitment worldwide".It is argued that achieving in poverty reduction and enhancing living standards would take the world closer to social justice.Can the world be a fairer place by teaching the new generation social justice?
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