Poverty and Human Rights

Participation of people who are most excluded should be an absolute priority
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Daring to learn from people in extreme poverty
More frequently around the world, we hear people living in precarious situations say, as one man... Find out more

All Together in Dignity: 2017 Campaign

How do we empower people?
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Extreme poverty is not inevitable but working to overcome it is a long-term process
How do we empower people?  Our approach consists in breaking down the barriers that exist... Find out more

International Day - October 17

World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty - October 17
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2018 - Statement by UN Secretary General António Guterres
It is indeed a pleasure to be here today to observe the International Day for the Eradication of... 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

The latest articles

CPAN Panel Discussion to mark IDEP 2018, London

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2018 calls for an end to poverty by “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.” Since 1992, this day has been an opportunity to platform the work that individuals and organisations do to contribute... Read more

Poverty-Awareness Festival, Utrecht, TV Program Extract

During the week of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, the Utrecht Poverty Coalition (Armoedecoalitie) in The Netherlandss organised a successful week-long festival of awareness-raising and activities about poverty for and with people who experience poverty themselves. This link shows an extract in Dutch from a TV program of the... Read more

Celebration of the World Day in Tanzania

The World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty was celebrated on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Mozambique-Tanzania Centre for International Relations (commonly known as the Diplomacy University). It is a centre that trains people in diplomacy and international relations. ATD Fourth World Tanzania is connected with this centre through a teacher... Read more

Photographic Gallery of Events, National October 17 Program, Ireland

The National Committee for October 17 in Ireland is proud to present a beautiful photographic gallery featuring a series of events from the National Program for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, which you can view here. The images are from the following events: - 40 Make Poverty History quotes on the Customs House Quay,... Read more

End Poverty Quiz Night, Kyrgyz Republic

To mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, the staff of the World Bank in Bishkek, the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic (formerly the Republic of Kyrgyzstan) in Central Asia held an End Poverty Quiz Night. We were informed of this event by Christian Josz who works with the International Monetary Fund... Read more