Poverty and Human Rights

Participation of people who are most excluded should be an absolute priority
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Together, we can give our world a sustainable future. Let’s dare to take up the challenge!
By adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after the extreme violence and suffering of... Find out more

All Together in Dignity

How do we empower people?
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It is important that we stand up for our rights and voice our needs
For me, poverty is about neglected areas that are not taken care of, or where there are no... Find out more

International Day - October 17

Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty
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THEME OCTOBER 17, 2019
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations... Find out more

International Relations

Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
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« Making Human Rights work for people living in extreme poverty »
‘‘We must all work together to advance the rights of those living in extreme poverty... Find out more

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INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE IN EXTREME POVERTY IN GHANA

Different inhabitants of Salpiiga have been interviewed for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty in 2018. Here is an excerpt of what they shared:  "Mahamadu M. is my name. I am 82years old. I have one wife and 5 children. I am a farmer but has no support to expand my farming business. My house has collapsed due to the heavy... Read more

THEME OCTOBER 17, 2019

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations theme for October 17, 2019 is: "Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty." More updates, news and tools to come soon here. Read more
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International Committee for October 17 - On Joseph Wresinski's footsteps

Produced on the occasion of the biennial meeting of the International Committee for October 17, held in Rome from 15 to 17 May 2018, this video immerses us in the heart of the meaning and profound significance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, celebrated on 17 October each year, in the footsteps of Joseph Wresinski, founder... Read more
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Together, we can give our world a sustainable future. Let’s dare to take up the challenge!

On 17 October 2018, many of you once again came together to celebrate "The World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty" and to make visible the efforts of all those committed to saying no to poverty throughout the year. In this Letter we present some of the feedback we received from around the world. We share also extracts of testimonies... Read more
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At the United Nations, New York

In 2018, as every year, the United Nations in New York commemorated 17 October, the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. This year, six illustrated posters from the "Letter's Colors" exhibition were on display. This year, the commemoration took place in the lobby of the main UN building, which gave great visibility to the event... Read more
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