Message for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty & the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Commemorated since 1987 as the World Day for  Overcoming Extreme Poverty and recognised by the United Nations in 1992, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty promotes dialogue and understanding between people living in poverty, their communities and society at large. In his historic Call to Action, Father Joseph Wresinski,... Read more
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Statement by Aye Aye WIN - President of the International Committee for October 17 2020

As the new President of the International Committee for October 17th, I would like to thank you all for joining this commemoration. On this day, we gather at the commemorative stone like this one, here at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, to bear witness to the poorest in our society. Replicas of this 'symbol of humanity' exist in many... Read more
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Declaration of the Committee on the Covid-19 pandemic

Declaration of the International Committee for October 17 at its Eighth Biennial Session in 2020    We, the Members of the International Committee for October 17, having met on 6 July 2020 Recall our Rome Declaration at the seventh biennial meeting in 2018 in which we called upon all world leaders to ensure they translate their... Read more
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2019 - Message for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR OCTOBER 17 Message for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty & the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2019 This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the historic Convention on the Rights of the Child and we are reminded of the importance of defending... Read more
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New Information Plaque in Dublin

The National 17 October Committee is pleased to announce the installation of a new information plaque at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Customs House Quay, Dublin to mark the International United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty every 17 October. The Committee wishes to acknowledge the support of the Department of Rural and... Read more