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

2018 - Statement by UN Secretary General António Guterres

It is indeed a pleasure to be here today to observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. We have come a long way since the world first commemorated this Day twenty-five years ago. Nearly 1 billion people have been lifted out of poverty, thanks to political leadership, inclusive economic development and international cooperation.... Find out more

Proposals for October 17 2018 Theme

In January, a group worked on proposals for the October 17,  2018 theme. 2018 represents the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights. Your comments will be useful to the working group responsible for submitting the proposals to the United Nations. 1. Ensuring that human rights are a reality for all: overcoming together... Find out more

What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Jyoti Tuladhar

At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members answered to the question: "What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?" Here is what Dr. Jyoti Tuladhar from Nepal has to say about it. To know more about her commitment, please read here: http://overcomingpoverty.... Find out more

Revive events from 17 October 2017

Watch again videos from the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty commemorations, that took place on October 17, 2017. Videos from Manila, Dublin, Dakar, Paris, Guatemala, New York, as well as from other places.  http://www.atd-fourthworld.org/stop-poverty/replay/ Find out more

2017- 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 2017 Thirty years ago, on October 17, 1987, Father Joseph Wresinski launched his historic Call to Action against extreme poverty at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza in... Find out more

Letter to Friends Around the World "Special Edition - 17 October 2017

Dear friends, We are happy to send you this special 17 October edition of our Letter to Friends Around the World. Thirty years ago, 100,000 people gathered on the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza in Paris to answer Joseph Wresinski's Call to Action: “On the 17 October 1987, defenders of human and civil rights from every continent gathered... Find out more

Video October 17

Video about October 17: the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, recognised by the UN in 1992 as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. A day to proclaim that the first to fight poverty are those who live it every day. A day to proclaim that their voices and experiences must be understood if we really want to change things. Extreme... Find out more

2016- 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 2016 “The worst thing about living in extreme poverty is the contempt, that they treat you like you are worthless, that they look at you with disgust and fear and... 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