New Information Plaque in Dublin

The National 17 October Committee is pleased to announce the installation of a new information plaque at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Customs House Quay, Dublin to mark the International United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty every 17 October. The Committee wishes to acknowledge the support of the Department of Rural and... Find out more

New replica of the Stone in Glasgow

We (The Poverty Truth Community, Bridging the Gap and ATD Fourth World)) are delighted to let you know that this week the new stone and an explanatory plaque have been laid in George Square at the base of the Sir Walter Scott Monument. We would like to thank Glasgow City Council for permission for the new stone to be laid in a much more... Find out more

The Stone and its Replicas: A Symbol of Our Humanity

The history and significance of the Commemorative Stone in memory of people resisting extreme poverty first displayed on 17 October 1987 in Paris and replicated throughout the world. In 1987, 100,000 people from all over the world demonstrated in Paris on 17 October to bring attention to extreme poverty. A moving ceremony took place near the... Find out more

Replicas of the Commemorative Stone

Replicas of the Commemorative Stone in Honour of the Victims of Extreme Poverty On October 17, 1987, a Commemorative Stone in Honor of the Victims of Extreme Poverty was inaugurated on the Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties (formerly Trocadero Plaza, Paris-France), at the place where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948.... Find out more

Commemorative stone

Commemorative Stone in honour of victims of extreme poverty OCTOBER 17, 1987, ON THIS DAY, DEFENDERS OF HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS FROM EVERY CONTINENT GATHERED HERE. THEY PAID HOMAGE TO THE VICTIMS OF HUNGER, IGNORANCE AND VIOLENCE. THEY AFFIRMED THEIR CONVICTION THAT HUMAN MISERY IS NOT INEVITABLE. THEY PLEDGED THEIR SOLIDARITY WITH ALL PEOPLE WHO... Find out more