Saturday, April 18, 2015

World Quality Day - Second Thursday of November

World Quality Day 2014
For 2014, the theme is ‘Building a Quality World Together’ which focuses on the impact quality professionals make to an organisation.


World Quality Day is  on the second Thursday of the month, 14 November, 2013.2013: ‘Making Collaboration Count’ Designed to reflect the importance of collaborating with colleagues, departments and partner organisations

Previous Years' Theories

2013: ‘Making Collaboration Count’ Designed to reflect the importance of collaborating with colleagues, departments and partner organisations

2012: ‘Quality: Delivering Competitive Advantage’ Derived from the belief that in order to survive during an economic downturn, organisations require a strong competitive advantage, and that quality management and its focus on improving efficiency and productivity can help organisations achieve this.

2011: 'In Pursuit of Excellence’ Recognising that in order to succeed, organisations must continuously strive to improve.

2010: 'Out of the Crisis' Focused on what a fit organisation looks like and the role that quality management professionals play in facilitating fitness.

2009 Organisations worldwide ran events or participated in one of the specially organised regional events.

2008 Saw the first World Quality Day conference at the Imarsat Conference Centre in London and provided a forum for innovation, inspiration and creative ideas.

Previous Days


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

20 February - World Day of Social Justice

2015 Theme: Ending human trafficking and forced labour

Children Living and Working on the Streets in Lebanon. ILO/Tabitha Ross

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization is just one recent example of the UN system’s commitment to social justice. The Declaration focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.

The General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly. Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.