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What is Solidarity?

Solidarity: A knowledge of shared goals, standards, sympathies, and interests that foster a psychological sense of unity between groups or classes. It is founded on student cooperation.

It speaks of the bonds that unite individuals to form a single society. The phrase is frequently used in sociology, other social sciences, philosophy, and bioethics.

Societies differ in their conceptions of solidarity and how it is implemented. In developing world civilizations, it may be primarily based on kinship and shared values; however, in societies of the developed world, there are many hypotheses about what makes for social cohesion.

Solidarity, in contrast to collectivism, respects individuals and sees them as the cornerstone of society.

International Human Solidarity Day History

The UN General Assembly established the World Solidarity Fund on 20 December 2002. The Fund was established as a trust fund of the United Nations Development Programme in February 2003.

Ending poverty is one of its goals. It is also intended to encourage social and human development in emerging nations, particularly among the most underprivileged sections of their populations.

The UN General Assembly declared solidarity a universal principle on 22 December 2005. In the twenty-first century, ties between people should be based on this solidarity.

In light of this, the UN designated 20 December as International Human Solidarity Day. The World Solidarity Fund’s founding is honored on this day.

UN And the Concept of Solidarity

Since the Organization’s founding, the idea of solidarity has guided the United Nations’ activities. The establishment of the United Nations brought together people and nations worldwide to advance social and economic progress, human rights, and peace.

The Organization’s fundamental tenet of member unity and harmony is embodied in collective security, which depends on member cooperation “to sustain international peace and security.”

The Organization also relies on “cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian dimension.” This is done in the spirit of solidarity.

How to Celebrate the Solidarity Day

International Human Solidarity Day is:

  • A day to celebrate our unity in diversity;
  • A day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements;
  • A day to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity;
  • A day to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, including poverty eradication;
  • A day of action to promote new initiatives for poverty eradication.

 Individuals can participate or celebrate the day by contributing to education or helping the poor or physically or mentally disabled. Governments are instead encouraged to respond to poverty and other social barriers through Sustainable Development Goals.

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Why Do We Celebrate International Human Solidarity Day?

To encourage debate on how to promote solidarity for achieving Sustainable Development Goals, including poverty eradication.

What is the Meaning of Human Solidarity?

Human Solidarity: A knowledge of shared goals, standards, sympathies, and interests that foster a psychological sense of unity between groups or classes.