UN Briefing ‘Humanity divided’: Inequality a barrier to development

Feb. 20 has been designated as the World Day of Social Justice. This coincides with the UN Commission for Social Development, in session from Feb. 11–21. The theme of the commission is “promoting empowerment of people in eradicating poverty, social integration and full and decent employment for all.” However, it is ironic that we address this theme of empowerment of people in a world in which inequality is escalating and social justice seems a far distant dream, at best.