International Human Solidarity Day
Today, December 20, 2017, International Human Solidarity Day, Jordan continues its process of reform, an act in solidarity with the international community to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Moreover, the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development – ARDD actively works to support Jordan’s judicial reform through the European Union (EU) funded project Enhancing Public Support for Justice Sector Reform.
The project specifically helps the country attain Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote Just, Peaceful, and Inclusive Societies. The goal also stipulates “provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.”
During this project, ARDD successfully connected with justice sector leaders and change makers of Jordanian society to bridge the gap between the government and the general public. The project created a platform from which a dialogue can be held and messages can easily be spread. These initiatives work to hold leaders and individuals accountable for upholding the rule of law, and to place Jordan in solidarity with the international community and international agreements.
The United Nations has declared International Human Solidarity day as:
- 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 the Millennium Development Goals including poverty eradication;
- a day of action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.
ARDD is committed to the application of these goals through the ongoing activities of the Justice Sector Reform project.
*This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development-ARDD and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.