International Human Solidarity Day is observed globally on 20th December. It is a day to celebrate our unity in diversity and to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements, and to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.
The day is observed to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity and to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication.
The Sustainable Development Agenda is centered on people and planet and underpinned by human rights and supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger, and disease.
Therefore, the Sustainable Development Agenda will be built on a foundation of global cooperation and solidarity.
In the Millennium Declaration, Solidarity is identified as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st century, wherein those, who either suffer or benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most.
Consequently, in the context of globalization and the challenge of growing inequality, strengthening of international solidarity is indispensable.
Therefore, the United Nations General Assembly, convinced that the promotion of the culture of solidarity and the spirit of sharing is important for combating poverty, proclaimed 20th of December as International Human Solidarity Day.
Moreover, through initiatives such as establishing of the World Solidarity Fund to eradicate poverty and the proclamation of International Human Solidarity Day.
The concept of solidarity was promoted as crucial in the fight against poverty and in the involvement of all relevant stakeholders.
The Organization of United Nations was founded on the basic premise of unity and harmony among its members, expressed in the concept of collective security that relies on the solidarity of its members to unite “to maintain international peace and security.”
The creation of the United Nations drew the peoples and nations of the world together to promote peace, human rights and social and economic development.