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


Poster October 17 2018

You can download the poster in low and high resolution here under: Poster-Oct17-2017-HR - 3,4 Mo Poster-Oct17-2017-LR - 700 Ko The poster is the first page, followed by excerpts that give the spirit and meaning of the Day. To print only the poster, choose to print only page 1. Read more
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Breaking the silence together

Video about 17th October, the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, recognised by the UN in 1992 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. A day to proclaim that the first to fight poverty are those who live it every day, and that their voices and experiences must be understood if we really want to change things. Extreme... 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 . If you are interested by the exhibition, you can contact us. overcomingpoverty [at] atd-fourthworld [dot] org There are 12 posters in English Clicking on 'see the article... Read more
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17 October 2015 - Event Reports from Around the World

Please click on the links to find out more. Glasgow, Scotland: Nothing about us, without us, is for us. People were invited to write messages on their feelings of poverty and throw them into a symbolic black hole. New Orleans, United States:Coming together to end poverty and discrimination A collective art workshop in small groups was used as an... Read more

Two new tools to prepare October 17

A Multilingual Sticker You can use this sticker to make known October 17 and the website in 4 languages:  English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Stuck onto a book, a diary, a bag, a car, it will resist to the light. You can order it and we will see how it is possible to send it to your address. A new booklet for... Read more
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