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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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