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

Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.
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Theme October 17 2018
This year, the theme chosen by the UN to mark this International Day is :    ... 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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Declaration, International Committee for October 17, Seventh Biennial Session in 2018

Declaration of the International Committee for October 17 at its Seventh Biennial Session in 2018   We, the Members of the International Committee for October 17, having met in Rome, Italy on 15‐17 May 2018 1. Note that the United Nations reports extreme poverty has fallen globally but  progress  has  been  uneven,... Read more
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International Press Release, May 28, 2018

The International Committee for October 17 successfully convened its Seventh Biennial meeting in Rome from May 15 to 17, 2018. During these two days, the Committee reviewed the implementation of its work programme since its last meeting, including its participation in the 2017 “Stop Poverty" global campaign, and has prepared its work... Read more
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Statement by Donald Lee, Special Session, Campidoglio, Rome, May 2018

Statement by Donald Lee, President, International Committee for October 17 at the Special Session of the Seventh Biennial Meeting of the International Committee on 17 May, 2018 at the Campidoglio, Rome, Italy Madam Mayor, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests and Friends, The International Committee for October 17 is very honoured that the City... Read more

Poster October 17 2018

You can soon (by end of June) download the poster in pdf format (in low and high resolution) Poster-Oct17-2017-LR - not yet available Poster-Oct17-2017-HR - not yet available Read more
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Roma Capitale adheres to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Topic: Social 17 May 2018 Rome Capital has adhered to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which takes place every year on 17 October. This is what the approved Memory by the City Council states, providing the city with the opportunity to access an important international initiative introduced by the UN with a resolution on 22... Read more