An annual event: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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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2018 - Statement by UN Secretary General António Guterres

It is indeed a pleasure to be here today to observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. We have come a long way since the world first commemorated this Day twenty-five years ago. Nearly 1 billion people have been lifted out of poverty, thanks to political leadership, inclusive economic development and international cooperation.... Read more