Poster October 17 2019

As part of the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, the theme chosen by the UN to celebrate October 17, 2019 is: "ACTING TOGETHER to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty." You can download the international poster here under in.pdf high resolution 2.8Mo low resolution... Find out more

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

Tapori Campaign "Acting Together"

As part of the 30th anniversary of the Rights of the Child, Tapori invites children to go through four steps through four different Tapori Letters: First letter: discover the different needs of a child. Second letter: discover who you are and be proud of yourself and your roots. Third letter: open your eyes, be attentive, see what is... Find out more

THEME OCTOBER 17, 2019

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations theme for October 17, 2019 is: "Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty." More updates, news and tools to come soon here. The concept note will follow as soon as possible 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