Theme for 2018
Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.

There are a few changes on the October 17 page for this year.

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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Monaghan, Co Monaghan - Tuesday 17 October 2017 - Felt Against Poverty - Fashion Show

Event report

Event description

Following a series of felting workshops, Failte Isteach is organizing a fashion show where participants will become models to demonstrate their masterpieces and highlight ways of tackling poverty around the world. the event will start at 7.30pm.

YWCA Monaghan
Monaghan, Co Monaghan
Ireland

Dublin - Saturday 14 October 2017 - Wresinski Legacy workshop

Event report

Event description

The Wresinski and End Poverty Day legacy Exhibition will be at the residence de France on 14 October, from 11am to 5pm.

53 Ailesbury road
Dublin
Ireland

Dublin - Monday 23 October 2017 - Poverty of Opportunity: Education as a pathway to a better future

Event report

Event description

Misean Cara will host a public event in Dublin to showcase the work of four Irish missionary organizations to focus on the impact of development work on alleviating poverty, through the themes of education, health, sustainable livelihoods and human rights.

Wood Quay venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices
Dublin
Ireland

Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal - Friday 06 October 2017 - the Annual Sleep Out

Event report

Event description

North West Simon Community will raise awareness on the United Nation's day for the eradication of poverty during their sleep out on Friday 6 October. 

Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal
Ireland

Dublin - Wednesday 11 October 2017 - the Dark Tunnel - drama performance

Event report

Event description

To mark the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty, i-Smile International Ireland presents a drama performance "the Dark Tunnel" from 11am to 1pm.

123 Avondale Park, Mulhuddart Avondale Community Centre
Dublin
Ireland