International Committee for October 17

The International Committee for October 17th was launched on October 17th, 2008. The goals of the International Committee for October 17th are: To promote the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which publicly unites all those who are striving together to end poverty and those who want to join them, whether at global, national or... Read more
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International Charter for October 17 - World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty

Proclaimed by the United Nations as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty On October 17, 1987, one hundred thousand people from all backgrounds responded to a call from Joseph Wresinski to come together in Paris to celebrate the first World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty at the Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties, where the... Read more
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International Press Release: Appointment of Ms. Anna Rurka

June 6, 2022 Pierrelaye, France —We are pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Rurka to the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support the observance of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Povert y , observed on October 17th each year, which is recognised as the International... Read more
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International Press Release: Appointment of Ms. Marta Santos Pais

June 6, 2022, Pierrelaye, France—We are pleased to  announce the appointment of Marta Santos Pais to the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support the observance of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, observed on October 17th each year, which is recognised as the... Read more
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International Press Release: Appointment of Mr. Andrew Kelly

June 6, 2022 Pierrelaye, France—We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Kelly to the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support the observance of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Povert y , observed on October 17th each year, which is recognised as the International... Read more
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