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.
The October 17th message is: "
Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme...
Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation:
Ending poverty in all its forms
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” explicitly recognizes that poverty results not from the lack of just one thing but from many different interrelated factors that affect the lives...
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...
Joseph Wresinski was born to immigrant parents in a poor neighbourhood of Angers, France. He grew up in a family which suffered from chronic poverty and social exclusion.
In 1946, he was ordained as a priest and served in industrial and rural parishes where, right from the beginning, he related to the most deprived families.
In 1956, he was...