Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en Concept Note on the International Theme for October 17 2018 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/concept-note-on-the-international-theme-for-october-17-2018 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/concept-note-on-the-international-theme-for-october-17-2018"><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/concept-note-on-the-international-theme-for-october-17-2018" 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 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 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 Poster October 17 2018 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/poster-october-17-2018 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/poster-october-17-2018"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/poster-oct17-2018-en-hd1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="poster-oct17-2018-en-hd1.jpg" title="poster-oct17-2018-en-hd1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>You can download the <strong>poster </strong><em>in low and high resolution here under: </em></p> <p>Poster-Oct17-2017-HR - 3,4 Mo<br /> Poster-Oct17-2017-LR - <em>700 Ko</em></p> <p><em><em>The poster is the first page, followed by excerpts that give the spirit and meaning of the Day. To print only the poster, choose to print only page 1.</em></em></p> Mobilisation Tools Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:07:21 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7524 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 Roma Capitale adheres to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/roma-capitale-adheres-to-the-international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/roma-capitale-adheres-to-the-international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/campidoglio_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="campidoglio.jpg" title="campidoglio.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Topic: Social</p> <p> 17 May 2018</p> <p> Rome Capital has adhered to the <a href="https://www.un.org/development/desa/socialperspectiveondevelopment/international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty-homepage.html" target="_blank">International Day for the Eradication of Poverty</a>, which takes place every year on 17 October. This is what the approved Memory by the City Council states, providing the city with the opportunity to access an important international initiative introduced by the UN with a resolution on 22 December 1992.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/roma-capitale-adheres-to-the-international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meetings International Committee Sat, 19 May 2018 10:48:00 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7513 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Theme October 17 2018 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-october-17-2018 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-october-17-2018"><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:justify">This year, the theme chosen by the UN to mark this International Day is :</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-october-17-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comité International 17 octobre Thu, 17 May 2018 13:22:09 +0000 Hajar Souleimani 7509 at http://overcomingpoverty.org What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Ms. Jean Stallings http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-ms-jean-stallings <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-ms-jean-stallings"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/jean61.thumbnail.jpg" alt="jean61.jpg" title="jean61.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members were asked the following question: &quot;What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?&quot;</p> <p>In the video you will discover what Mrs. Jean Stallings from the USA said about the importance of that Day.</p> <p>To learn more about her commitment, you can read the following article, in which Jean shares:</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-ms-jean-stallings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Multimédia International Committee Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:03:35 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7396 at http://overcomingpoverty.org La misère n’est pas une fatalité http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/la-misere-n-est-pas-une-fatalite <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/la-misere-n-est-pas-une-fatalite"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/test_3_0.thumbnail.png" alt="test_3.png" title="test_3.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="color:#ff8c00"><strong>Key principles for engaging with people living in poverty</strong></span> </p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/la-misere-n-est-pas-une-fatalite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:47:28 +0000 Hajar Souleimani 7383 at http://overcomingpoverty.org