Overview of the International Day and spotlight on the upcoming 17 October

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October 17th, the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty, was officially recognised by the United Nations in 1992. The day was first celebrated in 1987 by thousands of participants at the Human Rights Plaza in Paris, France. Childs The October 17th message is: "     Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme... Read more
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Poster for 17 October 2014

Dear Friends This Letter to Friends Around the World, specially devoted to 17 October, contains a poster and extracts from testimonies and messages posted on the website overcomingpoverty.org. You will find a poster on the back of this Letter to Friends. You can download it here. Read more
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Concept note on the International Theme for 17 October 2014

Leave no one behind: Think, decide and act together against extreme poverty The theme chosen by the United Nations, in consultation with activists, civil society and non-governmental organizations, recog- nises and underscores the demanding chal- lenge confronting grass roots initiatives, as well as researchers and policy makers, to identify... Read more
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Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty

The international theme for October 17, 2013 is : Working together towards a world without discrimination Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty Our world has been facing many crises for many years and it has become apparent to more and more people that urgent changes are needed in order to overcome these problems... Read more
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Presentation of International Theme for October 17, 2012

 Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty:Promoting empowerment and building peace "When you get up in the morning and don’t know where to go, with nothing to feed your children, that is violence. When you have to fight others to defend the little you own, that is violence.” A mother from Haiti Extreme poverty destroys the lives and... Read more
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