An annual event: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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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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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Statement from President Michael D.Higgins for October 17 2020

Today, as we mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we have an opportunity to reflect on how we might redress one of the great failures of our multilateral world–the scandal of extreme poverty including the scourge of hunger of so many of our fellow global citizens. According to the latest ‘Global Hunger Index... Read more

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