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

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Dublin - Saturday 17 October 2015 - UN #EndPoverty Day Commemoration at the Dublin "Human Rights and Poverty Stone"

Event report

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Event description

The Irish 17 October Committee invites citizens to join community groups and officials to mark the UN Day,

Saturday 17 October at 11am at the "Human Rights and Poverty Stone" (close to the Famine Statues on Custom House Quay, Dublin 1).

Follow the preparation of the event on the twitter account @17octcomIRL

More information available on


Naila - Saturday 17 October 2015 - For a Future in Justice and Dignity!

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„UNO-Welttag zur Überwindung von Armut und Ausgrenzung“ in Naila – Für eine Zukunft in Gerechtigkeit und Würde

Vielleicht hätte sich Dietrich Bonhoeffer gefreut über all die verschiedenen Menschen im Widerstand gegen Armut und Ausgrenzung. Das gesamte Bonhoefferhaus wurde am 17. 10. zu einem „begehbaren UNO-Welttag“. Ulla Findeiß von der Kirchengemeinde und Hilde Herbolzheimer mit ihrem Team der Mehrgenerationen-Projektschmiede sorgten für die Bewirtung. Bürgermeister Frank Stumpf aus Naila nahm sich Zeit für ein Grußwort und für die Begegnung mit den Teilnehmenden. Die gut besuchten Workshops von Inge Einsiedel-Müller (Singen), Katrin Hermann (Kunst) und Klaus Mallwitz (Schauspiel) eröffneten kreative Wege, sich dem Thema zu nähern....

17. Oktober 2015 – Festveranstaltung in Naila / Oberfranken
unter dem Motto „für eine Zukunft in Gerechtigkeit und Würde“

Veranstalter: f. i. t.- Projekt „Sichtbar, aber auch nicht stumm…“ in Zusammenarbeit mit weiteren Organisationen
Auf Einladung von Annette Rodenberg nahmen in diesem Jahr 4 Personen aus Neudorf/ Uckermark an der Festveranstaltung anläßlich des UNO – Welttages zur Überwindung von Armut und Ausgrenzung teil...

Löcher im sozialen Netz

Um Armut zu bekämpfen, braucht es politische Lösungen. Darin sind sich Politiker aus der Region bei einer Diskussion in Naila einig. Anlass ist der Uno-Welttag gegen Armut.

Event description

We are celebrating the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (in this country and world-wide)  

Theme: For a Future in Justice and Dignity!  

Saturday, 17 October 2015 at 2pm.

95119 Naila, Bonhoefferhaus, Albin-Klöber-Str. 9:

Albin-Klöber-Str. 9 Bonhoefferhaus

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

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Event description

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

London - Saturday 10 October 2015 - Poverty=Discrimination: Live music event at the Crypt

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Held at the renowned Jazzlive at The Crypt St Giles, this event marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Event description

Join us for a night of music and entertainment with a message.  

10 October at 19:30–00:00

Held at the renowned Jazzlive at The Crypt St Giles, this event marks October 17 - the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Show your solidarity with people affected by poverty. Help us to challenge the negative attitudes held towards people who are experiencing poverty.

"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 night about our commitment to fighting poverty and if you would like to GET INVOLVED this would be the perfect opportunity to find out how.

Bands on the night: Discount Orchestra No Frills Band House band DJ Chango Mutley Plus: The ladies of Tell Tale Tusk

There will be a short film presentation and multi-media information demonstrating.

FREE ENTRY (donations welcome towards )

The Discount Orchestra: From the raw, visceral energy of Gypsy-Punk, to the feet-twistingly manic tempo of Speed-Folk, The Discount Orchestra provide a high-octane, seven-piece blend of eclectic dance-floor stomp, guaranteed to get you bouncing. They've honed their live show at packed gigs and sold-out festivals over the last 4 years (Bestival, Wilderness, Boomtown) and have earned their reputation as a band to watch.

DJ Chango Mutley: Provides ultimate party tonic behaviour in the form of his unique cut 'n' paste style djing. Prepare to be taken to the musical gymnasium through original, modern, renditions & mash-ups of ska, funk, rock n roll, pop, swing, jazz, hip hop, reggae, latin, break beats, techno, electro, ragga-tek, jungle, dnb & comedy shots!

Plus: The ladies of Tell Tale Tusk will enchant you with acapella & traditional folk delights, performed in their own Tusky way.

Twitter: @ATDFourthWorld

Please visit our GlobalGiving UK page to donate

St. Giles Church Camberwell Church Street
United Kingdom

Limerick - Thursday 15 October 2015 - Artwork for booklet

Event report

A large group gathered in Hospital Family Resource Centre to launch artwork to mark UN Day for the Elimination of Poverty October 17th. Speakers included Breda Heelan and Pauline Dore who participated in the project, Leonie Kearns of Doras Lumni and Mark Hogan Chairperson of ADT Ireland. The art works are on display in Hospital FRC for public viewing for the next 2 weeks and it is hoped to tour FRCs and public libraries in the coming months.

Event description

We will work to frame artworks created in 2014 and produce a booklet to describe the art pieces and the stories behind them. A booklet launch and an art exhibition will be held in each FRC on 17th October to include art display, speaker and fair trade refreshments. People directly experiencing poverty will describe their work and will participate in a tour of each FRC in the region to raise awareness of UN Day.

For more information, please contact: hospitalfrc [at] eircom [dot] net

Knockainey Road, Hospital Hospital Family Resource Centre