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

What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Aye Aye Win

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 Ms. Aye Aye Win said about it. To know more about her commitment, please read here: http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/... Find out more

What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Donald Lee

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 Mr. Donald Lee, President of the Committee said about it. To know more about his commitment, please read here: http://www.... 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

International Committee at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone in Strasbourg

Aye Aye Win and Belinda Nugent, members of the International Committee for October 17, joined the Stop Poverty Campaign in Strasbourg. On Thursday 15 June 2017, Aye Aye Win, residing in Strasbourg, joined a delegation of Ireland at the « 17 October Human Rights and Poverty Stone » in front of the European Parliament. Belinda... Find out more

International Press Release

      International Committee for October 17            Death of Mrs Simone Veil July 4, 2O17, Pierrelaye, France - The President and the members of the International Committee for October 17 express their sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Simone Veil and wish to... Find out more

International Press Release

International Committee for October 17: Death of Mrs. Simone Veil July 4, 2017, Pierrelaye, France - The President and the members of the International Committee for October 17 express their sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Simone Veil and wish to express her infinite recognition for her contribution to the work of the Committee, which... Find out more

Concept Note on the International Theme for 17 October 2017

“Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies” This year marks the 25 th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. [1] This year also marks the 30 th... 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