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International Press Release

International Committee for October 17: Appointment of Benoît Reboul-Salze

February 4, 2O16, Pierrelaye, France—We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Benoît Reboul-Salze to the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support the observance of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, observed on October 17th each year, which is recognised as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations.

“I am delighted to welcome Mr. Benoît Reboul-Salze as a member of the Committee,” said Donald Lee, President of the International Committee. “Mr. Reboul-Salze’s commitment to fighting extreme poverty through his links since 1987 with the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty , has been impressive. His vast experience of ”building together” during more than twenty-height years with the people living in poverty will strengthen the Committee’s capacity to promote the spirit of October 17.”

Mr. Benoît Reboul-Salze has a background of higher electronic technician. He is a volunteer in ATD Fourth World Movement since 1987 either in local or international responsibilities, both in Canada and in France. From 2008 to 2014, with the team of the Permanent Forum on Extreme Poverty, he was coordinator of the International Committee for October 17. Since 2015, he is based in Sofia (Bulgaria) with his wife Véronique from where they are in a process of uncovering initiatives against poverty undertaken in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.


For more information, please contact:

Hugues de Courtivron, international [dot] committee [at] oct17 [dot] org

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