In this Toolbox, you can find out more about this World Day through three categories:
 

Finding out more :

  • Concept note on the International Theme for 17 October 2016 (soon to be updated)

  • International Charter for October 17

  • World Day Toolkit

  • Supporting the World Day

  • October 17 campaign video presentation

Mobilisation tools :

  • Poster for 17 October 2016

  • International Theme for 17 October 2016

  • "I bear witness to you..." Joseph Wresinski

  • October 17 stickers

  • Universal prayer

  • Video "Extreme Poverty is violence" (8')

- History and documents :

  • Commemorative Stone

  • History of October 17

  • United Nations Resolution (1992)

  • Replicas of the Commemorative Stone around the world

 

International Charter for October 17 - World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty

Proclaimed by the United Nations as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty June 2013 On October 17, 1987, one hundred thousand people from all backgrounds responded to a call from Joseph Wresinski to come together in Paris to celebrate the first World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty at the Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties, where... Read more
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Concept Note on the International Theme for 17 October 2015

Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination Building a sustainable future requires us to intensify our efforts towards eradicating extreme poverty and discrimination, and ensuring that everyone can fully exercise their human rights. The full participation of people living in poverty, particularly in the... Read more
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World Day Toolkit

Ideas for action on October 17th Organise or participate in events to promote the participation of people experiencing poverty, and those who join them in efforts to tackle poverty On the first October 17 in 1987 Joseph Wresinski revealed not only the suffering, but the courage, efforts, and aspiration of people living in extreme poverty around... Read more
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Support the World Day

All people can contribute to the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty. On a local level they can meet up to bring together their ideas for action. Personalities on a national or international level can show their support for the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty by signing the Call to Action, by taking part in events on October 17, and by... Read more
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October 17 campaign video presentation

In few minutes, discover the preparation and mobilisation toward October 17th, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the worldwide campaign initiated by the International Movement ATD Fourth World, "Ending Extreme Poverty, A Road to Peace". OCTOBER 17th 2007, Ending extreme poverty, a road to peace envoyé par... Read more
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