Overcoming Extreme Poverty

Synthesis of the consultation 2024

As every year, at the beginning of February, a questionnaire is sent out by the Forum, on behalf of the International Committee October 17, concerning the choice of theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This February 2024 was the opportunity...

Let’s choose a theme for October 17!

The consultation process to choose the October 17 theme for the next two years has begun. Your opinion is important and we need your help!

Cameroon-Douala: first Popular University for young people from precarious neighborhoods

Source: Journal du Cameroun "Le messager" - "engagement citoyen" section https://fr.journalducameroun.com/cameroun-douala-les-jeunes-des-quartiers-precaires-creent-un-espace-de-dialogue/

International poster October 17, 2023

Our common theme for 2022 and 2023 is dignity in practice. This year, the International Committee for October 17 is emphasising decent work and access to social protection.

Theme of 17 October 2023

Decent Work and Social Protection: Putting Dignity in Practice for All is the 2023 theme for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. Very soon we will publish the international poster. The events map and toolkit will be updated to start publishing events and...

We all have something to pass on

Caroline and Annie, two young women – one a mother of three children and one a mother of four - were on their way home after buying “le pain couchée” or the “gone-to-bed bread”, as they say in the Ivory Coast. This day-old bread is sold at a low price in the...

Thydêwá, Hope of the Earth

I was born in Argentina but moved to Brazil when I was twenty-five. I was attracted to the wisdom and spirituality of the most wounded peoples. However, my life changed when Brazil and Portugal celebrated the 500th anniversary of the “discovery of the Americas”. Three...

Jeevan Verma, a rose among the thorns

My name is Jeevan Lal Verma. I was born in the village of Sunargaon, situated in the Kanda district in the foothills of the Himalayas (North India). My family, inhabitants of this region for generations, were jewellery makers. Our village, Sunargaon, derives from the...

Overcoming Extreme Poverty

Welcome to the website of the “Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty”, where we pay tribute to the people who are on the front line to overcome poverty. These people inspire actions for 17 October, recognised by the United Nations since 1992 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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