Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en 2018 - Statement by UN Secretary General António Guterres http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/2018-statement-by-un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/2018-statement-by-un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/guterres_sg_statement.thumbnail.jpg" alt="guterres_sg_statement.jpg" title="guterres_sg_statement.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><span style="color:rgb(57, 57, 57)">It is indeed a pleasure to be here today to observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.</span></p> <p>We have come a long way since the world first commemorated this Day twenty-five years ago. Nearly 1 billion people have been lifted out of poverty, thanks to political leadership, inclusive economic development and international cooperation.</p> <p>However, too many are still being left behind.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/2018-statement-by-un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Day - October 17 October 17 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:15:25 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7854 at http://overcomingpoverty.org 2018 - Message for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/2018-message-for-the-world-day-for-overcoming-extreme-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/2018-message-for-the-world-day-for-overcoming-extreme-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/default-image-refuser.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Refuser la misère" title="Refuser la misère" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR OCTOBER 17<br /> Message for the World Day for Overcoming Poverty<br /> &amp; the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty<br /> 17th October 2018</strong></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/2018-message-for-the-world-day-for-overcoming-extreme-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Messages International Committee Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:36:54 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7788 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Examples of Testimonies http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/examples-of-testimonies <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/examples-of-testimonies"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/tanzania1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="tanzania1.jpg" title="tanzania1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Every year on the occasion of October 17, the secretariat of the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty receives testimonies prepared and read by people experiencing poverty around the world. Testimonies that recount the life and courage of those who experience exclusion and those who are committed to them.</p> <p> Some sample testimonies are presented in the following document. Persons or groups who want to mark October 17 this year can decide to read one of these testimonies in their commemoration to make the (international) voices of the most excluded heard.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/examples-of-testimonies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilisation Tools Fri, 28 Sep 2018 09:34:54 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7707 at http://overcomingpoverty.org 17 October booklet http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/17-october-booklet <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/17-october-booklet"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/booklet-oct17.thumbnail.jpg" alt="booklet-oct17.jpg" title="booklet-oct17.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>The Committee for October 17 in Ireland has created this booklet in 2013.</p> <p>You can use it to invite new people, to participate in an event, to explain what the World day is about.</p> <p>Pages 2 and 4 refer specifically to 17 October 2013, but all the other pages show photos or extracts from testimonies and messages shared during previous celebrations which are still very relevant today. They feature different countries in the world.</p> <p>You can print it out full or partly, depending on your resources.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can download it here: (Attention : 7 Mo)</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/17-october-booklet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilisation Tools Thu, 23 Aug 2018 08:17:16 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7640 at http://overcomingpoverty.org United Nations Secretary General Report on October 17 (2006) http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/united-nations-secretary-general-report-on-october-17-2006 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/united-nations-secretary-general-report-on-october-17-2006"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/report-un-2006.thumbnail.jpg" alt="report-un-2006.jpg" title="report-un-2006.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:center"><strong><u>Report of the Secretary General</u></strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><u>Summary</u></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/united-nations-secretary-general-report-on-october-17-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> History and Documents Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:01:08 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7642 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Letter "Special October 17 2018" http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/letter-special-october-17-2018 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/letter-special-october-17-2018"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/parole_stele_couleur.thumbnail.jpg" alt="parole_stele_couleur.jpg" title="parole_stele_couleur.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/history-of-october-17" target="_blank"><strong>On 17 October 1987</strong></a>, more than 100,000 people gathered on the Trocadero Plaza in Paris, where the <a href="http://www.un.org/en/udhrbook/pdf/udhr_booklet_en_web.pdf" target="_blank">Universal Declaration of Human Rights</a> was signed in 1948.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/letter-special-october-17-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Wed, 04 Jul 2018 13:19:53 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7590 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Theme for October 17 2018 and Concept note http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-for-october-17-2018-and-concept-note <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-for-october-17-2018-and-concept-note"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/concept_note_oct17_2018-2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="concept_note_oct17_2018-2.jpg" title="concept_note_oct17_2018-2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="center"><em>United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty<br /> &amp; World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty</em></p> <p align="center"><u><strong>Concept Note on the 2018 theme:</strong></u></p> <p align="center"><strong><span style="color:#ff8c00"><em>Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity</em></span></strong></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-for-october-17-2018-and-concept-note" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finding out more International Committee Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:55:27 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7591 at http://overcomingpoverty.org International Press Release, May 28, 2018 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-may-28-2018 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-may-28-2018"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/campidoglio-publicsession.thumbnail.jpg" alt="campidoglio-publicsession.jpg" title="campidoglio-publicsession.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>The International Committee for October 17 successfully convened its Seventh Biennial meeting in Rome from May 15 to 17, 2018.</strong></p> <p>During these two days, the Committee reviewed the implementation of its work programme since its last meeting, including its participation in the 2017 &ldquo;Stop Poverty&quot; global campaign, and has prepared its work programme for the next biennium, including preparations for the upcoming October 17 commemorations in 2018 and 2019.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-may-28-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Messages International Committee Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:10:43 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7530 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Declaration, International Committee for October 17, Seventh Biennial Session in 2018 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/declaration-international-committee-for-october-17-seventh-biennial-session-in-2018 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/declaration-international-committee-for-october-17-seventh-biennial-session-in-2018"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/default-image-refuser.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Refuser la misère" title="Refuser la misère" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Declaration of the International Committee for October 17<br /> at its Seventh Biennial Session in 2018</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">We, the Members of the International Committee for October 17, having met in Rome, Italy on 15‐17 May 2018</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/declaration-international-committee-for-october-17-seventh-biennial-session-in-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Messages International Committee Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:49:33 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7532 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Statement by Donald Lee, Special Session, Campidoglio, Rome, May 2018 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/statement-by-donald-lee-special-session-campidoglio-rome-may-2018 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/statement-by-donald-lee-special-session-campidoglio-rome-may-2018"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/default-image-refuser.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Refuser la misère" title="Refuser la misère" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>Statement by Donald Lee, President, International Committee for October 17 at the Special Session of the Seventh Biennial Meeting of the International Committee on 17 May, 2018 at the Campidoglio, Rome, Italy</strong></p> <p> Madam Mayor, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests and Friends,</p> <p> The International Committee for October 17 is very honoured that the City of Rome has graciously hosted this special segment of our Seventh Biennial meeting.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/statement-by-donald-lee-special-session-campidoglio-rome-may-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Messages International Committee Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:30:11 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7528 at http://overcomingpoverty.org