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This Way to Social Justice: ILO's global campaign to promote action against inequalities in the world of work

This communication campaign aims to accelerate efforts to reduce inequalities in the world of work and promote social justice on a global scale.

17 October 2023

A pressing need to tackle inequality

Inequalities are a major and tangible social injustice, which continue to have far-reaching human and economic implications. High levels of inequality, aggravated by ongoing crises, have a high human and economic cost and threaten already slow progress on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The ILO data show that 4 billion people lack social protection, one of the best routes out of inequality; As many as 453 million people who would like to work, cannot find a job; and 214 million working people live on less than US$1.90 a day.

A comprehensive approach

While the ILO has been at the forefront of addressing the root causes and consequences of inequalities since its inception, the depth, breadth, and repercussions of contemporary inequalities necessitate a comprehensive approach focusing on both distribution and redistribution mechanisms and policies."

Gilbert F. Houngbo, ILO Director-General

Key focus areas of the campaign

Aligned with the ILO's strategy to combat inequalities in the world of work, "This Way to Social Justice" spotlights crucial policy areas where coordinated efforts can pave the way towards fairer, safer, greener, and more sustainable societies for all. These pivotal areas include:
  • Decent job creation
  • Universal social protection
  • Education and lifelong learning for all
  • Protection of workers’ rights
  • Gender equality and non-discrimination
  • Fair globalization
  • Just transition to greener economies

Join the movement

"This Way to Social Justice" is a global movement for change, together, we can make strides toward a future where everyone enjoys equal opportunities and social justice prevails.

We invite you to join us and make a meaningful difference in the global pursuit of social justice and a fairer world for all. You can actively participate by sharing the
Trello Card
">campaign materials available on Trello on your social media accounts, using the hashtag: #ThisWayToSocialJustice.

Your support in promoting the campaign can bolster our collective impact and inspire others to join and take action to reduce inequalities in the world of work.

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