Social justice is based on the values of fairness, equality, respect for diversity, access to social protection, and the application of human rights in all spheres of life, including in the workplace. As we face the consequences of the global financial and economic crisis, which has led to significant increases in unemployment and poverty and is straining social integration, these principles are more important than ever
Since 1975, International Women's Year, March 8 has been celebrated as International Women's Day, “to commemorate the historic struggle to improve women's lives". It is celebrated around the world at the local and national levels.
By resolution 836(IX)of 14 December 1954,the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day,to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world.The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. The date 20 November,marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959,and the Convention on the Rights of the Child,in 1989.
throughout the world, 3 May serves as an occasion to inform the public of violations of the right to freedom of expression and as a reminder that many journalists brave death or jail to bring people their daily news.
in 1996, the General Assembly invited Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public (resolution 51/95 of 12 December). This action came in the wake of the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the Assembly in 1993 (resolution 48/126). The Year had been declared on the initiative of the General Conference of UNESCO. On 16 November 1995, the UNESCO member States had adopted the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up Plan of Action for the Year
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination (resolution 2142 (XXI)).
The International Day of Peace was established by the UN General Assembly in 1981 for “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and people.” Twenty years later, the General Assembly decided that 21 September would be observed annually as a “day of global ceasefire and non-violence" and invited all Member States, organizations and individuals to commemorate the day, including through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in the establishment of a global ceasefire.
Cairo, March 5th 2015
The National Council for Human Rights held its monthly meeting under the presidency of Mohamed Fayeq the President of the council, and with the attendance of Abdel Ghaffar Shukr the vice president and ambassador Mokhless Kotb the Secretary General and the members of the council.
During the meeting, the council reviewed the efforts to promote and enhance the state of human rights through its activities on the local and international levels.
The council board approved joining the civil cases of Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh and the lawyer Karim Hamdy in case their families requested that, according to the provisions of the constitution.
Furthermore, the council reviewed its plan to visit prisons and places of detention. In this regard, the council expressed its surprise from the procedures taken by the Ministry of Interior in order to prevent these visits which led to the stop of this activity according to the timeline of the plan of the council.