Concept Note October 17 2020

Theme — “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all ” The theme for the Day this year addresses the challenge of achieving social and environmental justice for all. The growing recognition of the multi-dimensionality of poverty means that these two issues are inseparably intertwined, and that social... Find out more

Poster October 17 2019

As part of the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, the theme chosen by the UN to celebrate October 17, 2019 is: "ACTING TOGETHER to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty." You can download the international poster here under in.pdf high resolution 2.8Mo low resolution... Find out more

International Committee for October 17

The International Committee for October 17th was launched on October 17th, 2008. The goals of the International Committee for October 17th are: To promote the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which publicly unites all those who are striving together to end poverty and those who want to join them, whether at global, national or... Find out more

Concept note 17 October 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic that gripped the world during the past year has resulted in over 3.7 million deaths and is reversing decades of progress in the fight against poverty and extreme poverty. According to the World Bank report on “Projected poverty impacts of COVID-19, ''between 71 to 100 million people are being pushed into poverty... Find out more

Videos to reflect on the Theme 2021

Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet This year's theme followed on and deepened the different ideas and reflections raised last year on social and environmental justice. People who experience poverty were able to express very strongly that there is only one justice, and that it is both... Find out more

Poster for 17 October 2021

World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty 2021  : Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet Download here the internationale poster on .pdf high definition 5.6 Mo low definition 1.2 Mo Find out more

Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet

October 17 is the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. It has been commemorated since 1987, the year when, at the call of Joseph Wresinski, thousands of people from all walks of life gathered at the Plaza of Liberties and Human Rights in Paris, to affirm that: “Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human... Find out more

Some activities considered to celebrate October 17, 2021

To continue the mobilization for the planet - “we can organize some activities like: experience sharing sessions with the climate-change affected poor people in the Brahmaputra Char Basin. Children’s drawing sessions and story writing about relationships between climate change and poverty. Organizing online webinars with academics and... Find out more

Consultation for the choice of the theme of 17 October 2021

The proposed Themes are  Theme 1: Building Back Better by Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Poverty.  Theme 2: Building Together a World Respectful of People and Planet by Ending Persistent Poverty The theme finally chosen with UN Building Forward Together:Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet... Find out more

Statement from President Michael D.Higgins for October 17 2020

Today, as we mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we have an opportunity to reflect on how we might redress one of the great failures of our multilateral world–the scandal of extreme poverty including the scourge of hunger of so many of our fellow global citizens. According to the latest ‘Global Hunger Index... Find out more