Poverty and Human Rights

Participation of people who are most excluded should be an absolute priority
edito_possible1.jpg
Together, we can give our world a sustainable future. Let’s dare to take up the challenge!
By adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after the extreme violence and suffering of... Find out more

All Together in Dignity

How do we empower people?
temoignage_usa2.jpg
It is important that we stand up for our rights and voice our needs
For me, poverty is about neglected areas that are not taken care of, or where there are no... Find out more

International Day - October 17

World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty - October 17
temoignage_jordanie_marcher_ensemble2.jpg
How to mark October 17 in a country where I am passing through, and where no one knows about this day?
I had heard that a group of people suffering with chronic diseases were organising a walk. I know... Find out more

International Relations

Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
test-en2.png
« 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

The latest articles

At the United Nations, New York

In 2018, as every year, the United Nations in New York commemorated 17 October, the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. This year, six illustrated posters from the "Letter's Colors" exhibition were on display. This year, the commemoration took place in the lobby of the main UN building, which gave great visibility to the event... Read more
Translate into:

Upper East Region, Ghana

Mr. Chairman, Our revered Traditional Rulers present, Hon Assembly men and women present, Elders of the communities, Circuit Supervisors present,Women’s group representatives, Youth group leaders present, School children Present Men and Women, Children and Youth groups present, Invited Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is gratifying to be... Read more

WoFI Roundtable and Skills Training, October 17, Nigeria

Together, we can give our world a sustainable future. Let’s dare to take up the challenge!

By adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after the extreme violence and suffering of the second World War, the world’s nations proclaimed their refusal to accept that any person be crushed by other people. They affirmed the basic humanity of all people. Yet still today, in both north and south, in both east and west, in both... Read more
Translate into:

It is important that we stand up for our rights and voice our needs

For me, poverty is about neglected areas that are not taken care of, or where there are no resources for families such as libraries, good schools and good stores. In the stores here, most of the groceries are out of date. The store owners think that we’re content to live this way because they think we do not have a voice, but that is not the... Read more
Translate into: