UN Theme for October 17, 2016

Dear friends, We are happy to tell you the international theme for 17 October 2016, World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, chosen with the International Committee for October 17 and the United Nations: Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms Read more
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17 October 2015 - Event Reports from Around the World

Please click on the links to find out more. Glasgow, Scotland: Nothing about us, without us, is for us. People were invited to write messages on their feelings of poverty and throw them into a symbolic black hole. New Orleans, United States:Coming together to end poverty and discrimination A collective art workshop in small groups was used as an... Read more

Poster for 17 October 2015

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. 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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Theme for 17 October 2015

Dear Friends, 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: Coming... Read more
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