Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Participation of people who are most excluded should be an absolute priority
We don’t want the world to stay the same!
Like other people in the world, migrating from the countryside to the city, Sandra arrived at the... Find out more

All Together in Dignity

How do we empower people?
I feel humbled to have known these families
I am now a consultant in a College of Social Work in Mumbai. I first started as a community... Find out more

International Day - October 17

THEME 2020: "Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all"
17 october 2020 poster
You can already download the poster of 17 October 2020 here. You can write to us to have the... Find out more

International Relations

Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
« 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

Online event

This year, due to the pandemic restrictions, the Irish 17 October Committee will be organising an online event through Zoom to mark the UN International End Poverty Day on Saturday, 17 October at 11am. In so far as possible given the constraints, the Committee will endeavour to be true to the spirit of the annual event held at the Human Rights... Read more

Exchange on social and environmental justice

We just formed a new committee recently due to the corona pandemic. We took time to review the concept note of October 17, the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. Our first preparatory meeting took place early August. Since then we meet once a week. The campaign has already started and it will go on until one day before election day, 27th of... Read more

Concept Note October 17 2020

Theme — “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all ” The theme for the Day this year addresses the challenge of achieving social and environmental justice for all. The growing recognition of the multi-dimensionality of poverty means that these two issues are inseparably intertwined, and that social... Read more
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Solidarity in the Middle of a Pandemic

I got to know Shamim when she worked as a cleaner at the girl’s hostel at the university where I work in Lahore, Pakistan. Shamim is a widow with 10 chidren. When the government imposed a lockdown in March to stop the spread of the coronavirus Shamim and her community of Lutheran Christians found themselves stuck at home with no work. While... Read more

Special 17 October 2020

Special 17 October 2020 United Nations theme for October 17, 2020 : "Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all" October 17 is the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. It has been commemorated since 1987, the year when, at the call of Joseph Wresinski, thousands of people from all walks of life gathered... Read more
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