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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Dublin - Saturday 14 October 2017 - Wresinski Legacy workshop

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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 - Tuesday 17 October 2017 - When Voices Unite to Leave No One Behind

Event report

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Event description

Join us for a huge singing session to bring people together and sing songs with messages of dignity, hope, courage and joy. Together we will carry on the struggle against poverty.

DCC Woodquay venue
Dublin
Ireland

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

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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

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

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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

Clara, Co Offaly - Thursday 19 October 2017 - Open Night

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Event description

A Sculpture will be unveiled to commemorate the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The events starts at 7pm with special guest Ronan Scully

Clara Community and Family Resource Centre
Clara, Co Offaly
Ireland