Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Participation of people who are most excluded should be an absolute priority
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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?
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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"
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17 october 2020 poster
You can already download the poster of 17 October 2020 here. "Acting together to achieve... 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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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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17 october 2020 poster

You can already download the poster of 17 October 2020 here. "Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all" Read more
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Videos to reflect on the theme of October 17th 2020

We present here two videos that help to reflect and prepare this October 17, World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty 2020 with the theme : « Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all » -Environment: We can contribute People and communities affected by extreme poverty struggle daily on every continent... Read more
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Declaration of the Committee on the Covid-19 pandemic

Declaration of the International Committee for October 17 at its Eighth Biennial Session in 2020    We, the Members of the International Committee for October 17, having met on 6 July 2020 Recall our Rome Declaration at the seventh biennial meeting in 2018 in which we called upon all world leaders to ensure they translate their... Read more
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INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE: Appointment of Ms. Aye Aye Win as President of the International Committee

International Committee for October 17: Appointment of Ms. Aye Aye Win as President of the International Committee July 6, 2020, Pierrelaye, France—We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Aye Aye Win as the next President of the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support... Read more
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