United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

The Letter's Colours exhibition was exhibited at the United Nations in Geneva during celebrations for the 17 October, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. People discovered the exhibition that was on view at the Palais des Nations. Put together by the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty, it publicizes the actions and initiatives... Find out more

Letter to Friends Around the World "Special Edition - 17 October 2016"

Dear Friends, In 2017, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Joseph Wresinski's call to action and we've already started preparing for an extraordinary campaign which we would like to invite you to join in. Since the 17 October was recognised as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, by the United Nations in 1992,... Find out more

Strengthening our water bodies

The recent deluge of rains and floods has taught us lessons which should adhered to for our well being. We have learnt about compassion and supporting each other during this crisis. Most importantly about how not to mess with nature, yes, we have stolen away water bodies and converted them into mansions, property holdings and dump yards. Water... Find out more

The 'wall of shame'

Roma families from Portugal have demolished the ’wall of shame’ which has surrounded a very poor area called the ’Pedreiras neighbourhood’ for almost 10 years. It separated the largest Roma community in Beja from the rest of the Alentejo society. For safety reasons, the wall which is 100 metres long and three metres high... Find out more

They can't use computers because they don't have electricity.

Dear Forum, Thank you for your Letter to Friends Newsletter. I'm very happy to receive it. And I think, that print and paper is very important also. Do you know, many people, who live in extreme poverty can't use computers (because they haven't electricity),and they need the information about the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty... Find out more

Learning from the Letter to Friends

Dear Letter to Friends Around the World, I learned a lot from your Letter n°92. Mr Joseph: "We didn't know what we should do.  We were trying, searching, learning.  Everybody's bravery and intelligence combined." Blaise N: "If you have capacities, then you can do something. It's a powerful lever that... Find out more

Poverty in Nepal

Dear Forum, Thank you for your kind thoughts. I will go through your newsletters that you have sent me and see how I can get involved.  Nepal has experienced earthquakes and certain sections of the country are homeless. They're in the midst of poverty as people need rehoused. Some are resorting to selling their organs, it can be this bad... Find out more

Thank you for the Letter to Friends Around the World

Thank you very much for your email and the Letter to Friends Around the World Newsletters which I have been receiving. I have been away from my family and from Uganda since September 2012, studying a PhD in Special Education at a University in Cameroon, which I hope to complete and return to Uganda in several months time. Uganda Society of Hidden... Find out more

A youth centre for a better future

MATI is an NGO that has been working in the north of Bangladesh since 1997. Their aim is to combine the human forces of energy and love in the universal fight against poverty and for a life in dignity for all human beings. Here's news about their opening of a youth centre. Development begins at your own front door. It has been a long-standing... Find out more

A youth centre for a better future

MATI is an NGO that has been working in the north of Bangladesh since 1997. Their aim is to combine the human forces of energy and love in the universal fight against poverty and for a life in dignity for all human beings. Here's news about their opening of a youth centre. Development begins at your own front door. It has been a long-... Find out more