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 2015

  • International Charter for October 17

  • World Day Toolkit

  • Supporting the World Day

  • October 17 campaign video presentation

Mobilisation tools :

  • Poster for 17 October 2015

  • International Theme for 17 October 2015

  • "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

 

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.... Read more
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United Nations Resolution (1992)

Text of the UN resolution recognising the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in 1992. The General Assembly Noting that the eradication of poverty and destitution in all countries, in particular in developing countries, has become one of the priorities of development for the 1990s, and considering that the promotion of the... Read more
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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... Read more
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History of October 17

On October 17, 1987, in reply to Father Joseph Wresinski’s appeal, 100,000 defenders of human rights gathered together on the Trocadero Plaza in Paris to honour victims of hunger, violence, and ignorance, to express their refusal of extreme poverty, and to call on mankind to unite to ensure the respect of human rights. A Commemorative Stone... Read more
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