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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. Childs The October 17th message is: "     Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme... En savoir plus

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... En savoir plus

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. En savoir plus

The Toolbox for October 17

In this Toolbox, you can find out more about this World Day through three categories: Finding out more : Supporting the World Day October 17 campaign video presentation Charter for the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty Ideas for action on October 17 Mobilisation tools : Video "Extreme Poverty is violence" (8')... En savoir plus

Fourth meeting of the International Committee for October 17 held at the United Nations Headquarters (New York)

During the opening session of the two-day meeting, sponsored by the Permanent Missions of France and Burkina Faso at the United Nations, H.E Mr. Cassam Uteem reminded participants that the international community needs to listen and to understand people living in extreme poverty, as they are the ones who already struggle to eradicate it and the... En savoir plus

October 17, 2011 : the reports

See what happened on October 17th, 2011 ... Choose a country from the list: Canada : First echos from New Market The Philippines : Some photos of the event at Rizal Park Poland : Some photos from Kielce Switzerland : Excerpt of an interview on the UN Radio website. The United States : Observance of the International Day for the   ... En savoir plus

Commemorative stone

Commemorative stone in honour of victims of extreme poverty OCTOBER 17, 1987, ON THIS DAY, DEFENDERS OF HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS FROM EVERY CONTINENT GATHERED HERE. THEY PAID HOMAGE TO THE VICTIMS OF HUNGER, IGNORANCE AND VIOLENCE. THEY AFFIRMED THEIR CONVICTION THAT HUMAN MISERY IS NOT INEVITABLE. THEY PLEDGED THEIR SOLIDARITY WITH ALL PEOPLE WHO... En savoir plus