Poverty and Human Rights

Extreme Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights
Maramvyaj Camp for Displaced People
Action for a United World (Azione per un Mondo Unito - AMU) is an Italian NGO that runs development... Find out more

Initiatives for Change

Coming together to overcome poverty
Each child represents an opportunity for the world
In the heart of parents who live every day in conditions of exclusion and severe poverty, lies the... Find out more

International Day - October 17

Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty
Messages and Testimonies for October 17
Every attitude, every gesture has to fight poverty and exclusion. There are many ways to act,... Find out more

MDGs Project

Redefining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015
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Global Education for All Meeting UNESCO, Muscat, Oman 12 – 14 May 2014
2014 Global Education for All Meeting Final Statement The Muscat Agreement [...] Next steps:... Find out more

International mobilisation: 17 October 2014

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New York 2014 - October 17 at the United Nations Headquarters

Please, follow the link to look at the webcast of the event: http://webtv.un.org/watch/2014-international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty-observance/3845680084001 Read more

International Committee for October 17: Appointment of Aye Aye Win

INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE International Committee for October 17: Appointment of Aye Aye Win October 17, 2014, Pierrelaye, France—We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Aye Aye Win to the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support the observance of the World Day for... Read more

Message from the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY Far more than charity is needed to lift 2.2 billion people out of poverty for good, says Philip Alston GENEVA (16 October 2014) – If poverty is ever really to be eradicated, States will need to adopt a human rights-based approach and to place the right to social protection at the centre of... Read more

It was night, and it was raining....

Rosário is a lawyer and uses all her skills to help people from very poor neighbourhoods and slums of Belo Horizonte. She fights against arbitrary evictions and the many forms of violence that they endure. I walked down the street, under the balconies to shelter myself from the rain. He was there; every day I see him, I watch him. I admire him... Read more

2014 - Message from the Secretary General of the United Nations

MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY 17 October 2014 On this day we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty -- and plan for a world where no-one is left behind. We have reached the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people living in poverty ahead of time. At least... Read more