An annual event: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

UN Event: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) was recognized by the United Nations in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992. On that day, the United Nations ensures that the knowledge, contributions and experience of people living in poverty are recognized and celebrated. This year, the theme of IDEP is “Building Forward... Read more

Message from Isabelle Pypaert Perrin, director general of ATD Fourth World, October 17 2020

Message from Isabelle Pypaert Perrin, director general of ATD Fourth World, on the World Day for Overcoming Poverty, 17 October 2020 In Central America, Diego, who lives in a village up in the bare hills far from everything, loves the books brought each week by the story people. Too far from the closest health clinic, he didn’t survive the... Read more
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Let's not give up

Speech by Isabelle Pypaert Perrin at the commemoration of the World Day for the Eradication of Poverty organized by the UN. Are we going to learn with those who live in the most extreme situations how to build a just world for all and who think of the generations to come? Those who live in extreme poverty are not only victims. They are also... Read more
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Video presentation October 17

Video about 17th October, the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, recognised by the UN in 1992 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. A day to proclaim that the first to fight poverty are those who live it every day, and that their voices and experiences must be understood if we really want to change things. Extreme... Read more
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Videos of the IDEP commemoration at the UN on 15 October

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