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Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty
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New York - Friday 17 October 2014 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2014

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

1.15 pm - 2.30 pm

Conference Room 2, United Nations Conference Building, New York

The 2014 Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) will be held on Friday, 17 October at United Nations Headquarters in New York, focusing on the theme - 

"Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty"

This year's event is organized in partnership with the International Movement ATD Fourth World, the NGO Sub-committee for the Eradication of Poverty and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, supported by the Missions of France and Burkina Faso to the United Nations.

The commemoration will include a message from the Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, keynote speeches, including from people living in poverty.

Also featured will be a musical performance and an art exhibition “Leave No One Behind”.

As one of many initiatives taking place on this day, a ten-part exhibition of collective artwork by people living in poverty will be mounted on the premises of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Each collection shows how the human act of creation—whether by rousing strength and hope, or bestowing a peaceful calm–helps people to hold their heads high, to come together in dignity, and to leave no one behind.

More information is available online at:
http://social.un.org/index/Poverty/InternationalDayfortheEradicationofPoverty.aspx

United Nations
New York
United States

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.

JP Rizal, Avenue, Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology, Audio Visual Hall, MinSCAT, Calapan Campus Calapan City
Oriental Mindoro
Philippines

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.

EVOC, 1st Floor 14 Ashley Place
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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

ATD Fourth World 48 Addington Square
London
United Kingdom

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.

Buguruni School for the Deaf
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania