Aye Aye Win

President of the International Committee for October 17

Concept note October 17, 2024

The concept note of the International Committee October 17 is ready. It is the result of a consultation carried out in February with the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty network. This consultation enabled us to prepare the theme of the Day. The concept note is an...

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 International Committee October 17 launches the consultation process on the theme of October 17 for the next two years, 2024 and 2025. The World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty has been commemorated since 1987 by the ATD Fourth World Movement. Since 1992,...

Synthesis of the consultation 2023

Background of the consultation "Dignity for All in Practice" is the overall theme chosen for a two-year cycle, (2022 - 2023) for the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP). In 2022, the emphasis was placed on the importance of social...

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, both mainstays for the common good that enable everyone to live in dignity. Through a...

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...