Bernard Monnet
Fourth World activist - France

Bernard Monnet was born in Versailles, near Paris, where he lived the poverty and exclusion whit his family He saw his parents and many other families struggle to live in dignity In 1977, while living in Toulon, He discovered the ATD Fourth World Movement and he saw howit worked to defend the rights and dinitigy of his parents and all his community. Finally, he chose to become personally involved and committed to this movement as a Fourth World activist, to show solidarity with the poorest.

He has since worked continuously within the Movement, including several years as a permanent volunteer with ATD Fourth World in the Netherlands and in France, in Lille and Paris. En 1987, il a travaillé avec des jeunes qui ont contribué à l’organisation de la première Journée Mondiale du Refus de la Misère. On the evening of that first World Da, he realised that he could no longer live without carrying this light of hope and that he would answer the call to unite for human dignity all over the world.

“Every human being has a fundamental value that determines his human dignity”, says ATD Fourth World. And the poorest people, in their struggle, in their suffering, carry this desire for dignity and peace deep inside them. Taking part in 17 October is to be a witness of this suffering and of this daily fight, it is a cry that calls for the construction of a world of peace.”

Our teams

Aye Aye Win

by | Oct 12, 2022 | green page committee,International Committee October 17 | 0 Comments

President of the International Committee for October 17

Marta Santos Pais

by | Oct 12, 2022 | International Committee October 17,yellow page committee | 0 Comments

Marta Santos Pais, Portuguese, is a lawyer. She served as Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations...

Anna Rurka

by | Oct 11, 2022 | green page committee,International Committee October 17 | 0 Comments

Ms. Anna Rurka is the president of the Committee “Action for Social Rights” of Council of Europe.

France FOURNIER

by | Oct 10, 2022 | green page committee,International Committee October 17 | 0 Comments

France Fournier is currently a member of the "Collectif pour un Quebec sans Pauvreté", and participates in its AVEC project.

Justin Byamungu

by | Oct 5, 2022 | blue page committee,International Committee October 17 | 0 Comments

he is particularly committed to work with young people from the poorest families

Filippe Savadogo

by | Oct 3, 2022 | International Committee October 17,yellow page committee | 0 Comments

Mr Savadago is a famous politican and diplomat, very commited to development, particulary for the pooorest.

Max Araujo

by | Oct 2, 2022 | green page committee,International Committee October 17 | 0 Comments

Mr. Maximiliano Araujo Araujo is a writer, lawyer and notary in Guatemala He has been an ally of the ATD Fourth World Movement in...

Carolina Escobar Sarti

by | Sep 30, 2022 | blue page committee,International Committee October 17 | 0 Comments

Ms Carolina Escobar Sarti is a member of the National Committee for October 17 in Guatemala and has been supporting families and members of ATD Fourth World in her...

Jean TOUSSAINT

by | Sep 28, 2022 | International Committee October 17,yellow page committee | 0 Comments

During all these engagements, he learned a lot about the courage, the sense of others and the intelligence of the most deprived...