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

  • 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


Thunderclap 2014

On October 17 2014, the world comes together to join in the fight to end poverty – to Leave no one behind, to think, decide, and act together against extreme poverty. The call to “Leave no one behind” points to the urgent need to eliminate discrimination based on poverty, ethnic origin, gender, or economic and... Read more

Poster for 17 October 2015

This Letter to Friends Around the World, specially devoted to 17 October, contains a poster and extracts of the International Charter for 17 October. You will find a poster on the back of this Letter to Friends. You can download it here. 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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Theme for 17 October 2015

Dear Friends, After extensive consultations, the International Committee for 17 October presented a proposal to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs for this year's 17 October theme which I am pleased to tell you has been accepted. So this year's theme for 17 October 2015 is: "Building a sustainable future: Coming... Read more
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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... Read more
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