The promotion of the culture of solidarity and the spirit of sharing is vital in combating poverty. Thus the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 20 of each year as International Human Solidarity Day. Solidarity has defined the work of the United Nations since its birth and its creation drew the peoples of the world together to promote peace, human rights, and social and economic development. International Human Solidarity Day serves to remind us about the importance of solidarity and how, guided by the spirit of human solidarity and a shared sense of justice and fairness, we can all make our own voluntary contributions in overcoming difficulties that challenge our world today. International Human Solidarity Day was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 as an initiative in the fight against poverty.