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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Concept Note on the International Theme for 17 October 2015

Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination Building a sustainable future requires us to intensify our efforts towards eradicating extreme poverty and discrimination, and ensuring that everyone can fully exercise their human rights. The full participation of people living in poverty, particularly in the... Read more
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Themes suggested for October 17, 2015

It is important for the October 17 International Committee to consult field actors and people living in extreme poverty before submitting a theme to the UNO for October 17. You organised an event in 2014 or the preceding years. You feel concerned by the issue. We suggest that you participate in a NEW DISCUSSION on the Forum by submitting your... Read more
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Messages and Testimonies for October 17

Every attitude, every gesture has to fight poverty and exclusion. There are many ways to act, regardless of our skills and availability. These messages, these testimonials reflect. Feel free to contribute. Have a look on all the Messages of support and Testimonies sent for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty... Read more
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Partners of the International Day

People in extreme poverty and all those who join them to tackle extreme poverty and exclusion are the first partners of this international day. International organisations supporting celebrations for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty include: The United Nations, for further information please consult the Department of Economic... Read more
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