Ideas for participation

Ideas for action on October 17th Organise or participate in events to promote the participation of people experiencing poverty, and those who join them in efforts to tackle poverty On the first October 17 in 1987 Joseph Wresinski revealed not only the suffering, but the courage, efforts, and aspiration of people living in extreme poverty around... Read more

Support the World Day

All people can contribute to the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty. On a local level they can meet up to bring together their ideas for action. Personalities on a national or international level can show their support for the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty by signing the Call to Action, by taking part in events on October 17, and by... Read more

Report of the UN Secretary-General (2006)

Report on the Observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty This report was submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 60/209, in which the Assembly welcomed the observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and requested the Secretary-General to undertake a review of the observance of the... Read more

October 17 campaign video presentation

In few minutes, discover the preparation and mobilisation toward October 17th, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the worldwide campaign initiated by the International Movement ATD Fourth World, "Ending Extreme Poverty, A Road to Peace". OCTOBER 17th 2007, Ending extreme poverty, a road to peace envoyé par... Read more

Joseph Wresinski - the inspiration behind October 17th

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... Read more