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,...

Select a country to see what took place the previous years

Welcome to this part of our website which is dedicated to October 17, World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. Here you will find :

- A brief presentation of October 17 and its initiator, Joseph Wresinski

- Documents which will help you to discover more about the World Day

-  A set of Mobilisation tools, which can be used to help organise an event for the Day

Highlights from previous years and upcoming events this year

- Historical documents retracing key moments in the history of the World Day and the Commemorative Stone in honour of people resisting of poverty