Building a sustainable future:
Coming together to end poverty and discrimination
Building a sustainable future requires us to intensify our efforts towards eradicating extreme poverty and discrimination, and ensuring that everyone can fully exercise their human rights. The full participation of people living in poverty, particularly in the...
The Irish 17 October Committee invites citizens to join community groups and officials to mark the UN Day,
Saturday 17 October at 11am at the "Human Rights and Poverty Stone" (close to the Famine Statues on Custom House Quay, Dublin 1).
Follow the preparation of the event on the twitter account @17octcomIRL
More information available...
Dr. Celia P.V., a physician in a small town hospital in Uruguay, came to know children who were especially disadvantaged and rejected. Outside working hours, and with little means, she reached out to them. In the following testimony, she describes how her commitment towards these children started and how hope grew from that special...
I have been in charge of a mental health centre for four years and such I would like to let you know about Mrs. Juana.
Some of the Fourth World Movement volunteers in Peru already knew her and her son Miguel when they used to spend the night on the streets in the Marischal neighbourhood. The local children still remember that Miguel used to...
"Education is the cornerstone of development"
"For me, the most extreme poverty is neither material nor financial; it is mental. And each of us should work to eradicate it. That's what I try to do in the field that interests me the most: education. With five young people under 30 years of age, we work hand in hand...