At its sixty-second session, in November 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed the 20th of February as World Day of Social Justice. The day is to be observed for the first time in 2009.
Member states were invited to devote this special day to the promotion of concrete national activities. This is to be done in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly, entitled “World Summit for Social Development and beyond: achieving social development for all in a globalised world.”
Source: Pax Christi International newsletter February 2009