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

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')... Find out more

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... Find out more

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   ... Find out more

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... Find out more

International Committee for October 17 - Jacques Petitdor

Jacques Petitdor, activist of Human Rights in Haiti, a member of the Committee for October 17. Find out more

International Committee for October 17 - Huguette Redegeld

Huguette Redegeld (France), ATD Fourth World volunteer, member of the International Committee for October 17. Find out more

International Committee for October 17 - Eugen Brand

M. Eugen Brand (Switzerland) Former Director General, International Movement ATD Fourth World, was a member of the Committee for October 17 until May 2012. Find out more

International Committee for October 17 - Miguel Angel Estrella

S.E. Miguel Angel Estrella (Argentine) Pianist, Argentina Ambassador to UNESCO, member of the Committee for October 17. Find out more