Theme for 2015
"Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination"
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New York - Friday 16 October 2015 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2015

The 2015 Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) will be held on Friday, 16 October at United Nations Headquarters in New York, focusing on the theme -

"Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination"

Friday 16 October, 2015

1:15 pm - 2.30 pm

Conference Room 2, CB

On the program:

Message of the Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon

Keynote speeches by people living in poverty

Videos and musical performance

RSVP: nycteam [at] 4thworldmovement [dot] org

    Concept Note in the following languages:

Flyer of the event

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

In addition to the Commemoration in New York, celebrations of this International Day are being organized worldwide. Through resolution A/RES/47/196 adopted on 22 December 1992, the General Assembly invited all States to devote the Day to presenting and promoting concrete activities with regard to the eradication of poverty and destitution. 

United Nations Conference Room 2, CB
New York
United States

Yilan City - Saturday 03 October 2015 - Taiwan - October 3rd, How Taiwanese refuse extreme poverty?

Come and join us for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in Yilan, Taiwan on October 3rd, from 2-4pm.

Our ATD's member and partnership in Yilan organize a small gathering, come to hear from people face poverty. Sharing how you refuse extreme poverty?

No. 280, Section 1, Yixing Rd
Yilan City

Glasgow - Saturday 17 October 2015 - Poverty is a Violation of Human Rights

Come and join us for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at George Square, Glasgow on October 17th, 12-1pm. We will gather to hear from people experiencing poverty, we will celebrate courage and resillience, and we will share commitments to action to eradicate poverty.

Together, with Bridging the Gap and ATD Fourth World, we believe poverty is a violation of human rights. However, we also believe it is not inevitable. We can challenge it but we must do so by having those with direct experience of poverty lead the movement for change.

Nothing About Us, Without Us, Is For Us.

George Square George St
United Kingdom

London - Saturday 17 October 2015 - Community Open Day: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17 marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. On this day ATD Fourth World will open the doors to its national headquarters at 48, Addington Square for a day of activities, creative workshops, music and entertainment. 

Bring your family, young and not so young. Show solidarity with people affected by poverty. Find out about poverty, inequality and social exclusion in the UK. Help us to challenge the negative attitudes held towards people who are experiencing poverty. Children will be entertained and there will be a selection of photographs from The Roles We Play: Recognising the Contribution of People in Poverty on exhibition

October 17, will be a day of community, entertainment and learning:

"On this day we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty -- and plan for a world where no-one is left behind. Our aim must be prosperity for all, not just a few." United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

ATD FOURTH WORLD works in partnership with people affected by poverty. We are commitment to representing people living in poverty. We work alongside those we represent, as only together will we find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty in the UK. You can find out more on the day about our commitment to fighting poverty and if you would like to GET INVOLVED this would be the perfect opportunity to find out how.

Activities for adults and children
Creative workshops
Entertainment for all
There will be a short film presentation and multi-media information demonstrating.

Join us for a day of music and activities with a message. 

at 11:30–16:00 pm

FREE ENTRY (donations welcome)

The Roles We Play website:
Twitter: @ATDFourthWorld
Instagram: rolesweplay

48 Addington Square
United Kingdom

Clinchco - Saturday 17 October 2015 - Building a Sustainable Future: Coming Together to End Poverty and Discrimination

There will be a celebration at the Senior Citizen Center in Clinchco, Virginia, USA, at 1:30pm.

Presentations and music followed by a community potluck dinner.

Main Sreet
United States