International Committee for October 17

The International Committee for October 17th was launched on October 17th, 2008. The goals of the International Committee for October 17th are: To promote the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which publicly unites all those who are striving together to end poverty and those who want to join them, whether at global, national or... Find out more

De diversiteit van het comité als weerspiegeling van de diversiteit van de Werelddag

ARMOEDE UITROEIEN - VAN VERNEDERING EN UITSLUITING NAAR PARTNERSCHAP 17 OKTOBER 2016 Coming together to overcome poverty – Samenkomen om armoede te overwinnen Dat gebeurt op honderden plaatsen over heel de wereld. Zie: www.overcomingpoverty.org Voor België is er ook www.17oktober.be en op de volgende bladzijden vind je een selectie... Find out more

Concept Note on the International Theme for 17 October 2016

Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms   The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” explicitly recognizes that poverty results not from the lack of just one thing but from many different interrelated factors that affect the lives... Find out more

Letter to Friends Around the World "Special Edition - 17 October 2016"

Dear Friends, In 2017, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Joseph Wresinski's call to action and we've already started preparing for an extraordinary campaign which we would like to invite you to join in. Since the 17 October was recognised as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, by the United Nations in 1992,... Find out more

Special Session of the International Committee for October 17

Special Session of the International Committee for October 17 at the International Organisation of the Francophonie, Paris June 10, 2016 Donald Lee, President of the Committee Madam Secretary General, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests and Friends, The International Committee for October 17 is very honoured that the International Organisation... Find out more

2015 - Message from the International Committee for October 17

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR OCTOBER 17 Message for the World Day for Overcoming Poverty & the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  - 17th October 2015 The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty this year is very significant because it comes so soon after the launch of the United... Find out more

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... Find out more

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... Find out more

International Committee 17 October

The International Committee is delighted that Mr. Cassam Uteem, the first President of the International Committee for October 17, has been elected as President of ATD Fourth World International Movement.  Mr. Uteem replaces Ms. Nina Lim-Yuson, a member of the International Committee for October 17, who was President of ATD Fourth World... Find out more

International Committee for October 17: Appointment of Aye Aye Win

INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE International Committee for October 17: Appointment of Aye Aye Win October 17, 2014, Pierrelaye, France—We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Aye Aye Win to the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support the observance of the World Day for... Find out more