Poverty and Human Rights

Participation of people who are most excluded should be an absolute priority
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?
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
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
« 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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International Committee for October 17 - On Joseph Wresinski's footsteps

Produced on the occasion of the biennial meeting of the International Committee for October 17, held in Rome from 15 to 17 May 2018, this video immerses us in the heart of the meaning and profound significance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, celebrated on 17 October each year, in the footsteps of Joseph Wresinski, founder... Read more
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Together, we can give our world a sustainable future. Let’s dare to take up the challenge!

On 17 October 2018, many of you once again came together to celebrate "The World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty" and to make visible the efforts of all those committed to saying no to poverty throughout the year. In this Letter we present some of the feedback we received from around the world. We share also extracts of testimonies... Read more
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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
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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