Theme for 2019
Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty

On this page you will find:

  • Testimonies: messages from people living in extreme poverty,...
  • Presentation: the meaning of the Day, its spirit,...
  • Highlights: activities, messages, significant gestures,...
  • Contact us: for any question related to October 17.
  • Toolbox: poster, concept note, documents of reference, videos,...

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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty this year is significant because it will be the first observance following the formal adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the General Assembly of the United Nations to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Within this new development framework of the United Nations, all countries resolve to “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”.  The theme for 17 October 2015 which we have helped contribute to is:

Building a sustainable future:

Coming together to end poverty and discrimination

In bringing people together to end poverty and discrimination we build a sustainable future where the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Please tell us about your own projects and what you are hoping to do for 17 October. You can write to us by letter, email or via the website.

Good luck in your preparations!