Mr Dann Kenningham, Special Guest to the 5th meeting of the International Committee for October 17

The Committee meeting hosted many guests during its meeting in Dublin (12-15 May 2014), including Mr Dann Kenningham coming from England. Please, watch his video recorded on the last day of the meeting. Find out more

International Theme for 17 October 2014

Dear friends, We are happy to tell you the international theme for 17 October 2014, World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, chosen with the International Committee for October 17 and the United Nations:   "Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty" "Leave No One Behind": means... Find out more

To our Irish Friends for 17 October

To our Irish Friends for 17 October I'll listen well when you tell through song and poetry by Paul St John and William Yeats about Irish History You lament how Dublin's changed you remember what used to be you cherish the past and what remains of Auld Dublin City But cities are simply stone and clay It's true today as then... Find out more

Concept note on the International Theme for 17 October 2014

Leave no one behind: Think, decide and act together against extreme poverty The theme chosen by the United Nations, in consultation with activists, civil society and non-governmental organizations, recog- nises and underscores the demanding chal- lenge confronting grass roots initiatives, as well as researchers and policy makers, to identify... Find out more

International Committee for October 17 meets in Dublin

INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE International Committee for October 17 meets in Dublin The International Committee for October 17 will meet in Dublin from the 12th to 14th May 2014. This will be the Committee’s fifth meeting to promote and support the observance of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, observed on October 17th each... Find out more

2013 - Message from the International Committee for October 17

Message for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2013 The theme for the Commemoration this year – “Working together towards a world without discrimination: Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty” – invites... Find out more

International Charter for October 17 - World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty

Proclaimed by the United Nations as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty June 2013 On October 17, 1987, one hundred thousand people from all backgrounds responded to a call from Joseph Wresinski to come together in Paris to celebrate the first World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty at the Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties, where... Find out more

Fourth meeting of the International Committee for October 17: The Guests

The Committee meeting hosted guests from New York  - Mrs Jean Stallings -  from New Orleans, USA – Imam Rafeeq H. Numan and Robert Mauss. Salehe Seif, originally from Tanzania, and Mrs Julie Huberdeau, from Montreal (Qc) Canada. Find out more

International Committee for October 17 - Djamila Delloula Bouguessa

 Mrs Djamila Delloula Bouguessa (France), ATD Fourth World activist, member of the International Committee for October 17. Find out more

2012 - Message from the International Committee for October 17

Ending the violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting empowerment and building peace The International Committee for October 17 welcomes the theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2012 which highlights the urgency of ending the violence of extreme poverty as a means to promote peace in all our societies. Extreme poverty... Find out more