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How can I join the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty ?
How to become a correspondent of the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty ?
Answer : You can write to us at [email protected] and tell us how your commitment to a world without poverty came about. With whom you act. We will be happy to start a dialogue with you in order to make you join those who are saying No to extreme poverty With whom you act. We will be happy to start a dialogue with you in order to make you join those who are saying No to extreme poverty.
How can I join a commemoration of World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty ?
How can I join a commemoration?
Answer: Have you ever looked in the map to see if there is an event happening near you? Click here.
Can we prepare an event ourselves for October 17, World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty ?
Can we prepare the day at our convenience ?
Answer: All people are called upon to mark the Day, keeping in mind the spirit of the Day. You can download the international charter of October 17 to know what the Day is and what it is not.
Can we make our own poster for our event ?
Answer: Yes, everyone can prepare their own poster with the logo. However there is a poster and international visuals to mark that we are all united, and that it is the same International Day.
Can we change the international poster?
Answer: There is an editable poster that you can download and you can adapt it to your event, your context and display local details. Go to the tool box.
Can we get support from the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty to prepare our event ?
Answer: We cannot give material or economic support for the events. Each person and association organises the 17 October events with their own means, and in particular seeks the participation of people who are themselves living in poverty.
The support of the Forum on Overcoming Poverty is realized through various mobilization tools, which you can find in the toolbox of this site. Also by giving visibility to the efforts and events taking place in the world. And by developing the network of those who want to show their refusal of misery by gathering on the occasion of this world meeting.
Why do we sometimes speak about the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty and sometimes about the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty ?
Answer : On 17 October 1987, Joseph Wresinski, ATD Fourth World Movement’s founder, called on defenders of human and civil rights from all countries to gather. More than a hundred thousand people responded to this call. Together they celebrate the first World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty. In 1992, the United Nations recognised 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which has since been commemorated around the world.
Why do we keep both names ?
Answer : Keeping these two names of the 17th of October reminds us how this International Day born in 1987. Joseph Wresinski and the members of the ATD Fourth World Movement brought the conviction that poverty is a violation of Human Rights and they call to unite to overcome it launched. To read more, go to this page.