In this Toolbox, you can find out more about this World Day through three categories:

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Ideas for Actions on 17 October

Ideas for Actions on 17 October World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty Get ready to mark the day Reference Texts to use on the day Invite children and youth to mark the day Enable the voice and experience of people in poverty to be heard on the day Make known the historical places of people living in poverty Concerts and cultural events Some... Read more
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Videos to reflect on the theme of October 17th 2020

We present here two videos that help to reflect and prepare this October 17, World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty 2020 with the theme : « Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all » -Environment: We can contribute People and communities affected by extreme poverty struggle daily on every continent... Read more
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Examples of Testimonies

Every year on the occasion of October 17, the secretariat of the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty receives testimonies prepared and read by people experiencing poverty around the world. Testimonies that recount the life and courage of those who experience exclusion and those who are committed to them. Some sample testimonies are presented in... Read more
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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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Video October 17

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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