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

Concept Note on the International Theme for October 17 2018

United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty & World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty Concept Note on the 2018 theme: Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal... Find out more

Declaration, International Committee for October 17, Seventh Biennial Session in 2018

Declaration of the International Committee for October 17 at its Seventh Biennial Session in 2018   We, the Members of the International Committee for October 17, having met in Rome, Italy on 15‐17 May 2018 1. Note that the United Nations reports extreme poverty has fallen globally but  progress  has  been  uneven,... Find out more

International Press Release, May 28, 2018

The International Committee for October 17 successfully convened its Seventh Biennial meeting in Rome from May 15 to 17, 2018. During these two days, the Committee reviewed the implementation of its work programme since its last meeting, including its participation in the 2017 “Stop Poverty" global campaign, and has prepared its work... Find out more

Statement by Donald Lee, Special Session, Campidoglio, Rome, May 2018

Statement by Donald Lee, President, International Committee for October 17 at the Special Session of the Seventh Biennial Meeting of the International Committee on 17 May, 2018 at the Campidoglio, Rome, Italy Madam Mayor, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests and Friends, The International Committee for October 17 is very honoured that the City... Find out more

Roma Capitale adheres to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Topic: Social 17 May 2018 Rome Capital has adhered to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which takes place every year on 17 October. This is what the approved Memory by the City Council states, providing the city with the opportunity to access an important international initiative introduced by the UN with a resolution on 22... Find out more

What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Ms. Jean Stallings

At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members were asked the following question: "What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?" In the video you will discover what Mrs. Jean Stallings from the USA said about the importance of that Day. To learn more about her... Find out more

What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Belinda Nugent

At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members were asked the following question: "What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?" In the video you will discover what Mrs. Belinda Nugent from Ireland said about the importance of that Day. To learn more about her... Find out more

What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Tricia McConalogue

At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members were asked the following question: "What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?" In the video you will discover what Mrs. Tricia McConalogue said about the importance of that Day. To learn more about her commitment,... Find out more

What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Nina Lim-Yuson

At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members were asked the following question: "What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?" In the video you will discover what Mrs. Nina Lim-Yuson said about the importance of that Day. To know more about her commitment, we... Find out more