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 2018

  • International Charter for October 17

  • Ideas for participation

  • Supporting the World Day

  • October 17 campaign video presentation

Mobilisation tools :

  • Poster for 17 October 2018

  • International Theme for 17 October 2018

  • "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 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 the... Read more
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Concept Note on the International Theme for October 17 2018

United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty & World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty Concept Note on the 2018 theme: Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal... Read more
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Video presentation October 17 (11min or 5min)

Video about October 17: the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, recognised by the UN in 1992 as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. A day to proclaim that the first to fight poverty are those who live it every day. A day to proclaim that their voices and experiences must be understood if we really want to change things. Extreme... Read more
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Ideas for participation

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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