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Social justice in the Arab world

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Background Paper.1
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This paper reviews the evolution of the concept of social justice and its definitions according to several international organizations working in the social field. It then attempts to assess the level of social justice in the Arab region, and suggests a set of actions to advance its realization, including developing social policy and social protection mechanisms; reforming taxation systems; and promoting inclusive economic growth policies. The paper concludes with observations on building an Arab index for social justice.