Overcoming Extreme Poverty

Having no power is central to it all

Reading the report on the hidden dimensions of poverty made Sister Thérèse, a correspondent of the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty in Lebanon, think about the bond she has created with Josianne. This article was published in a collection of reactions to the report...

30 years of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

In December 1992, 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly recognized the date of October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. What have we gained with this day or what achievements are we particularly proud of in commemorating it? 1 -...

Celebrating dignity in practice in Bolivia

We need to take care of each other, to end humiliation and inequality. We have to be conscious in our actions, put ourselves in the shoes of others, accept, value and respect ourselves as we are.

World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty in Dublin

This year, on the occasion of the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty in Dublin, many testimonies of people living in poverty were heard.

“Our light is alive”

Article available in Arabic language On October 17, 2021 Lebanon experienced a day of revolts and riots because of its economic, social and political crisis. But young people in the Nabaa district of Beirut did not want the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty –...

Message from the President of the International Committee for October 17 – 2022

Aye Aye Win On October 17th, we will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty and 30th anniversary of the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In these three decades, we have made significant...

International Committee for October 17

The International Committee for October 17th was launched on October 17th, 2008.The goals of the International Committee for October 17th are: To promote the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which publicly unites all those who are striving together to...

It makes us want to be more involved

This meeting motivated me to continue the action and to want to better understand how: helping is also meeting people.

Overcoming Extreme Poverty

Welcome to the website of the “Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty”, where we pay tribute to the people who are on the front line to overcome poverty. These people inspire actions for 17 October, recognised by the United Nations since 1992 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.