Theme for 17 October 2015

Dear Friends,

After extensive consultations, the International Committee for 17 October presented a proposal to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs for this year's 17 October theme which I am pleased to tell you has been accepted.

So this year's theme for 17 October 2015 is:

"Building a sustainable future:
Coming together to end poverty and discrimination

In the next few days we will be sending out a concept note that will go into more detail.

Key words: