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


I Bear Witness to You...

Joseph Wresinski’s Address October 17, 1987 Human rights Plaza, Paris You, the millions and millions of children, women and fathers who have died from misery and hunger and whose legacy we hold. It is not your death that I evoke, today on this Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties. I bear witness to your lives. I bear witness to you,... Read more
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17 October 2016 : Reports

You can find here the different event reports from 17 October 2016 More than 260 events were organised in 54 countries. This isn't a complete list of events as it continues to get updated when people have the time to send us their information. Please click on the countries to read the reports, testimonies,  photos or videos.  ... Read more
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Poster for 17 October 2016

You can download the poster in pdf format (in low and high resolution) lam94-fr_LD_poster.pdf - 1,6 Mo lam94-fr_HD_poster.pdf - 9,7 Mo Read more
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UN Theme for October 17, 2016

Dear friends, We are happy to tell you the international theme for 17 October 2016, World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, chosen with the International Committee for October 17 and the United Nations: Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms Read more
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Copie des couleurs de la lettre

People around the world are making a commitment to reject poverty The drawings have been printed on white plastic supports that are 80 cm par 120 cm or 29.7cmx 42 cm . Clicking on 'see the article' will give you access to the People's Stories. To enlarge the drawing and read the text,click on 'see pdf' Click on the... Read more
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