On October 17 2014, the world comes together to join in the fight to end poverty – to Leave no one behind, to think, decide, and act together against extreme poverty.
The call to “Leave no one behind” points to the urgent need to eliminate discrimination based on poverty, ethnic origin, gender, or economic and...
This Letter to Friends Around the World, specially devoted to 17 October, contains a poster and extracts of the International Charter for 17 October.
You will find a poster on the back of this Letter to Friends.
You can download it here.
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...
After extensive consultations, the International Committee for 17 October presented a proposal to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs for this year's 17 October theme which I am pleased to tell you has been accepted.
So this year's theme for 17 October 2015 is:
"Building a sustainable future:
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...