Poverty and Human Rights

Extreme Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights
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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
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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

Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty
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Letter to Friends Around the World "Special Edition - 17 October 2016"
Dear Friends, In 2017, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Joseph Wresinski's call... Find out more

International Relations

Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030
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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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Letter to Friends Around the World "Special Edition - 17 October 2016"

Dear Friends, In 2017, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Joseph Wresinski's call to action and we've already started preparing for an extraordinary campaign which we would like to invite you to join in. Since the 17 October was recognised as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, by the United Nations in 1992,... Read more
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Special Session of the International Committee for October 17

Special Session of the International Committee for October 17 at the International Organisation of the Francophonie, Paris June 10, 2016 Donald Lee, President of the Committee Madam Secretary General, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests and Friends, The International Committee for October 17 is very honoured that the International Organisation... Read more
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Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Handbook Now Available

Making Human Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty: A Handbook for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights will be launched and introduced Monday, 21 September 2015 at 18:00 at the UN in Geneva. The handbook will be available in 3 languages (French, English and Spanish). Download the handbook... Read more
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Alternative agriculture: an alternative from poverty?

Farmers represent two thirds of the poorest across the planet” Across the Mekong region in South East Asia and in North-ern parts of Thailand, 85% of farmers are unable to meet their basic needs on a farming income. Today, Asia’s challenge is not only to farm more organically. The main challenge is to enable farmers to be more self... Read more
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Celebration in Rizal Park, Manila

Here are photos and a video from our 21 October 2015 event in Manila. The video is an ATD Fourth World theatre play that was performed during the Manila celebrations. Attached are the Filipino and English transcripts of the play as there are no subtitles.  The day and the play itself has been prepared by a small committee of active ATD... Read more