Poverty and Human Rights

Extreme Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights
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Alternative agriculture: an alternative from poverty?
Farmers represent two thirds of the poorest across the planet” Across the Mekong region in... Find out more

Initiatives for Change

Coming together to overcome poverty
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Reaching out to the whole community
Jean E., runs a program with a large NGO called Afrika Tikkun in South Africa. This NGO works from... Find out more

International Day - October 17

Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty
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UN Theme for October 17, 2016
Dear friends, We are happy to tell you the international theme for 17 October 2016, World Day for... Find out more

International Relations

Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030
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International Relations
Advocacy with international authorities Many of the Forum correspondents are involved in... Find out more

International mobilisation: 17 October 2016

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Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Handbook Now Available

Making Human Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty: A Handbook for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights will be launched and introduced Monday, 21 September 2015 at 18:00 at the UN in Geneva. The handbook will be available in 3 languages (French, English and Spanish). Download the handbook... Read more
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Alternative agriculture: an alternative from poverty?

Farmers represent two thirds of the poorest across the planet” Across the Mekong region in South East Asia and in North-ern parts of Thailand, 85% of farmers are unable to meet their basic needs on a farming income. Today, Asia’s challenge is not only to farm more organically. The main challenge is to enable farmers to be more self... Read more
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Celebration in Rizal Park, Manila

Here are photos and a video from our 21 October 2015 event in Manila. The video is an ATD Fourth World theatre play that was performed during the Manila celebrations. Attached are the Filipino and English transcripts of the play as there are no subtitles.  The day and the play itself has been prepared by a small committee of active ATD... Read more

An unprecedented global wake-up call

An unprecedented global wake-up call but vigilance is needed for the most vulnerable people The Paris Climate Agreement reached at COP 21 marks a major step forward in the fight against climate change. In the context of the Climate Agreement’s implementation, ATD Fourth World calls for: Particular attention to be paid to the poorest 20% to... Read more
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International Relations

Advocacy with international authorities Many of the Forum correspondents are involved in consultations, studies and seminars (Guiding Principles, assessment of the Millennium Development Goals, COP21, Seminar “Poverty is violence - Breaking the silence - Searching for peace“, etc.) involved in advocacy with international authorities... Read more
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