Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en Letter to Friends Around the World "Special Edition - 17 October 2017 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/letter-to-friends-around-the-world-special-edition-17-october-2017 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/letter-to-friends-around-the-world-special-edition-17-october-2017"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/dessin_lam97_en.thumbnail.png" alt="dessin_lam97_en.png" title="dessin_lam97_en.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Dear friends,</p> <p>We are happy to send you this <em>special 17 October edition of our Letter to Friends Around the World.</em> Thirty years ago, 100,000 people gathered on the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza in Paris to answer Joseph Wresinski&#39;s Call to Action:</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/letter-to-friends-around-the-world-special-edition-17-october-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World October 17 Letter to Friends Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:26:10 +0000 Jean-Pierre (France) 6564 at http://overcomingpoverty.org International Press Release http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-8 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-8"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/r_bissio1_8.thumbnail.png" alt="r_bissio1.png" title="r_bissio1.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>International Committee for October 17: Appointment of Roberto Bissio<br /> August 1, 2017, Pierrelaye, France</strong>&mdash;We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Roberto Bissio 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 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Presentation Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:34:59 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 6487 at http://overcomingpoverty.org International Committee at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone in Strasbourg http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-at-the-human-rights-and-poverty-stone-in-strasbourg <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-at-the-human-rights-and-poverty-stone-in-strasbourg"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/bijw_6006_006_004_france_strasbourg_conseil_europe_1993_2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bijw_6006_006_004_france_strasbourg_conseil_europe_1993_2.jpg" title="bijw_6006_006_004_france_strasbourg_conseil_europe_1993_2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><b>Aye Aye Win and Belinda Nugent, members of the International Committee for October 17, joined the Stop Poverty Campaign in Strasbourg.</b></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-at-the-human-rights-and-poverty-stone-in-strasbourg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meetings International Committee Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:40:02 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 6481 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Poster for 17 October 2017 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/poster-for-17-october-2017 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/poster-for-17-october-2017"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/affiche17oct2017_en.thumbnail.jpg" alt="affiche17oct2017_en.jpg" title="affiche17oct2017_en.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>You can download the <strong>poster </strong>in <em>pdf format (in low and high resolution)</em></p> <p>Poster-Oct17-2017-LR -734 Ko<br /> Poster-Oct17-2017-HR - 5,8<em> Mo</em></p> Mobilisation Tools Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:35:21 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 6469 at http://overcomingpoverty.org International Press Release http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-7 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-7"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/simoneveil_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="simoneveil.jpg" title="simoneveil.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; International Committee for October 17</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><span>&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span> </span><img alt="" height="53" src="/sites/default/files/resize/images/logo17oct-54x53.jpg" width="54" /></p> <p style="text-align:center">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> Death of Mrs Simone Veil</strong></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Messages International Committee Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:38:44 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 6449 at http://overcomingpoverty.org International Press Release http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-6 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-6"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/simoneveil_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="simoneveil.jpg" title="simoneveil.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>International Committee for October 17:<br /> Death of Mrs. Simone Veil</strong></p> <p><strong>July 4, 2017, Pierrelaye, France - </strong><span>The President and the members of the International Committee for October 17 express their sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Simone Veil and wish to express her infinite recognition for her contribution to the work of the Committee, which she joined as a member from its inception in 2008 until 2011.</span></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comité International 17 octobre International Committee Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:30:08 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 6447 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Concept Note on the International Theme for 17 October 2017 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/concept-note-on-the-international-theme-for-17-october-2017 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/concept-note-on-the-international-theme-for-17-october-2017"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/conceptnote2017_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="conceptnote2017.jpg" title="conceptnote2017.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>&ldquo;Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty:<br /> A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>This year marks the 25 th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. [1]</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/concept-note-on-the-international-theme-for-17-october-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finding out more International Committee Thu, 25 May 2017 13:12:36 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 6366 at http://overcomingpoverty.org We can learn from each other to overcome poverty. http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/we-can-learn-from-each-other-to-overcome-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/we-can-learn-from-each-other-to-overcome-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/nomad_relief.thumbnail.png" alt="nomad_relief.png" title="nomad_relief.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Nomad Relief is a nonprofit organization located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our primary goal is to provide water, food, shelter and medical aid access to pastoral nomads affected by the severe droughts in Somaliland and Somalia. Our secondary goal is to assist them with emergency evacuations, reliable access to water, the care of their animals and literacy.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/we-can-learn-from-each-other-to-overcome-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters from our Readers Wed, 24 May 2017 09:16:45 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6357 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Talk Team - Helping children to face school exams without fear http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/talk-team-helping-children-to-face-school-exams-without-fear <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/talk-team-helping-children-to-face-school-exams-without-fear"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/face_exams_kodm_tlk.thumbnail.jpg" alt="face_exams_kodm_tlk.jpg" title="face_exams_kodm_tlk.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Shabnam Resources which is based in the outskirts of Chennai in India, is a&nbsp; non-profit charity organisation which devotes its time by helping children from difficult backgrounds. They do this by trying to help them have a balanced life through different activities, as well as supporting them throughout their education.</p> <p> The organisation focuses primarily on community welfare, education and medical support for children from rural and semi-rural areas.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/talk-team-helping-children-to-face-school-exams-without-fear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters from our Readers 20.593684 78.962880 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:28:52 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6295 at http://overcomingpoverty.org What counts the most is our shared commitment to overcoming poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-counts-the-most-is-our-shared-commitment-to-overcoming-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-counts-the-most-is-our-shared-commitment-to-overcoming-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/image-jw.thumbnail.jpg" alt="image-jw.jpg" title="image-jw.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>In 1917, Joseph Wresinski was born in an internment camp for foreign nationals in Angers, France. Being from a family without any means, he experienced at a very young age the injustice and violence of extreme poverty.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-counts-the-most-is-our-shared-commitment-to-overcoming-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:23:42 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6281 at http://overcomingpoverty.org