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Oriental Mindoro - Friday 17 October 2014 - Anti-Poverty Symposium
The Anti-poverty Symposium is organized by Listahanan- DSWD MiMaRoPa Region to increase the awareness of various stakeholders and academic institutions the importance of collaborative and convergence effort in fighting poverty and hunger in the region. This is along with the UN observance of this event.
London - Sunday 19 October 2014 - Poverty can and must be eradicated!
ATD Fourth World UK
Sunday 19 October
Poverty can and must be eradicated!
A community event for all the family
Doors open @ 1pm-5pm
Edinburgh - Friday 17 October 2014 - Welfare Reform thinkSpace – Making the best of difficult times
Welfare Reform thinkSpace – Making the best of difficult times
Venue: Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations' Council
(EVOC) , 1st Floor, 14 Ashley Place, Edinburgh EH6 5PX
Time: 8.15am for 8.30 start
Details: The aim of these events is to offer help and solutions to anyone working with people affected by welfare reform, and we hope you will feel inspired by some of the creative ways organisations have found to help their community. It is also an opportunity for you to share your experiences and opinions so that EVOC can use this to inform our work.
To book your place, please email Christina [dot] Knibbs [at] evoc [dot] org [dot] uk with your details.
Dar es Salaam - Saturday 18 October 2014 - Tanzania - Leave no one behind: Think, decide and act together against extreme poverty
Commemorating the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty 2014
Leave no one behind: Think, decide and act together against extreme poverty.
This year the members of ATD Fourth World Tanzania will join with the children and teachers of the Buguruni School for the Deaf to commemorate the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty on Saturday, 18 October 2014.
In advance of the day, the ATD team has been visiting people living in extreme poverty to listen and write short testimonies of examples when they acted together with others to overcome extreme poverty and ensure no one was left behind. Some of the students, teachers and school headmistress from the Buguruni School for the Deaf are also preparing testimonies.
On the day of the commemoration, the members of ATD Fourth World Tanzania will join with the students and teachers to spend the morning cleaning the school. Then together they will listen and watch, through spoken word and sign language, testimonies, poems and other messages. The day will finish by enjoying some refreshments together.
Dublin - Friday 17 October 2014 - Dublin 17 October Community Gathering
Invitation to mark the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October at Dublin’s Docklands
The Irish 17 October Committee (www.17october.ie) invites you to join people from all walks of life and from every sector of society who will come together to express solidarity with people experiencing poverty and social exclusion.
The UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty Commemoration – beginning on Friday 17 October at 11am close to the Famine Memorial on Custom House Quay, Dublin - is an opportunity for people and communities to have their voices heard through personal testimonies from people who experience poverty, as well as through music, stories, and presentations from school children. Different people will share their experiences and hopes.
The 2014 UN theme of the Day is :“Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty”. “Leave No One Behind”- means putting an end to discrimination based on social disadvantage, and ensuring that no one is forgotten in our efforts to build a more equitable world. “Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty”- means deciding to do what it takes to ensure that people living in extreme poverty become the primary partners in programmes to overcome poverty and promote development. Only by working together with them will we be able to ensure that no one is left out.
Follow news about the UN day in Ireland and worldwide: @17octcomIRL and on www.17october.ie - Tweet and support the worldwide mobilisation: #EndPoverty - Join the Thunderclap http://thndr.it/1sxLiS0 : you can sign up to donate your social media profile (Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr) so that a message will be sent out all around the world all at the same time (17 October at 1:00 pm NY City time - just as the event at the United Nations is beginning): - A Poster to invite around you can be downloaded at www.17october.ie/?p=371
Commemoration will be followed by social gathering with refreshments at Liberty Hall
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