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

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

Special Session of the International Committee for October 17

Special Session of the International Committee for October 17 at the International Organisation of the Francophonie, Paris June 10, 2016 Donald Lee, President of the Committee Madam Secretary General, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests and Friends, The International Committee for October 17 is very honoured that the International Organisation... Find out more

2015 - 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 2015 The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty this year is very significant because it comes so soon after the launch of the United... Find out more

INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE

International Committee for October 17: Appointment of Kazuko Ito February 4, Pierrelaye, France—We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kazuko Ito to the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support the observance of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, observed on... Find out more

Themes suggested for October 17, 2015

It is important for the October 17 International Committee to consult field actors and people living in extreme poverty before submitting a theme to the UNO for October 17. You organised an event in 2014 or the preceding years. You feel concerned by the issue. We suggest that you participate in a NEW DISCUSSION on the Forum by submitting your... Find out more