Poverty and Human Rights

Extreme Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights
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
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

Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms
2016- Message from the International Committee for October 17
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR OCTOBER 17 Message for the World Day for Overcoming Poverty & the... Find out more

International Relations

Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030
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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An evening of "Enough"-Spoken Word at John Dutton Theatre, for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty! Poverty Talks would like to thank all of the amazing partners and supporters! Every poet who performed had a story to share, we could not have done it without our poet mentor for the project Erin Dingle.  #... Read more

United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

The Letter's Colours exhibition was exhibited at the United Nations in Geneva during celebrations for the 17 October, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. People discovered the exhibition that was on view at the Palais des Nations. Put together by the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty, it publicizes the actions and initiatives... Read more

17 October at the United Nations in Geneva

Testimonials from persons living in poverty resounded loud and clear at the Palais des Nations today. Participants at a special event marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, organized at UN Geneva with the NGO ATD Quart Monde, gained insights into the daily struggles and discrimination faced by those living in poverty.... Read more

17 October commemoration at the United Nations

We had a truly inspiring, beautiful commemoration at the United Nations. You can watch the entire celebration by the video below. We were grateful to have received these words from Jan Eliasson, the Deputy Secretary-General, at the end of the commemoration: "I want to say that during my many years at the UN, this is one of the most unusual,... Read more

17 October 2016 - Open House

ATD Fourth World UK celebrated the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty with an open house event. There was music, magic, poems, workshops and testimonies. Read more