New York, 20 December 2022 (TDI): The world marks International Human Solidarity Day on 20th December, every year. The day celebrates diversity while promoting togetherness and inspires us to launch innovative efforts to end poverty.
Take a moment to recognise that unity lies in diversity.#SolidarityDay is also a day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements, including those upholding and protecting #HumanRrights pic.twitter.com/aJy7bngMVJ
— UN Human Rights Council (@UN_HRC) December 20, 2022
Moreover, to enhance human and social development, particularly in developing countries, the day attempts to advance social and cultural equality.
History of the Day
The UN General Assembly established the World Solidarity Fund on December 20, 2002, to aid in the fight against global poverty.
By resolution 60/209 on December 22, 2005, the General Assembly named solidarity as one of the essential principles that should guide peoples’ interactions in the twenty-first century.
Following this, The UN designated December 20 as International Human Solidarity Day. The purpose was to increase public awareness of the benefits of increasing global knowledge of the importance of human solidarity
Leaders from around the world agreed in the Millennium Declaration that solidarity was a value that was crucial in the twenty-first century.
According to the UN’s Millennium Declaration, which was released on September 18, 2000, “solidarity” was added to the list of core principles that should guide all international relations.
Moreover, according to the “Millennium Declaration,” solidarity is one of the fundamental principles guiding international relations in the twenty-first century.
In addition to this, Solidarity is the recognition of shared interests that fosters a sense of community among civilizations. The UN seeks to uplift people out of poverty, hunger, and sickness through cooperation and solidarity.
The UN resolution paper on solidarity concerns states “Global challenges must be managed in a way that distributes the costs and burdens fairly in accordance with basic principles of equity and social justice. Those who suffer or who benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most.”