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

17 october 2020 poster

You can already download the poster of 17 October 2020 here. You can write to us to have the modifiable version of the poster. We cannot attach it here as it is too heavy: overcomingpoverty [at] atd-fourthworld [dot] org, "Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all" 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

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

Message from Isabelle Pypaert Perrin, director general of ATD Fourth World, October 17 2020

Message from Isabelle Pypaert Perrin, director general of ATD Fourth World, on the World Day for Overcoming Poverty, 17 October 2020 In Central America, Diego, who lives in a village up in the bare hills far from everything, loves the books brought each week by the story people. Too far from the closest health clinic, he didn’t survive the... Find out more

Special 17 October 2020

Special 17 October 2020 United Nations theme for October 17, 2020 : "Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all" 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... Find out more

Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all

At the end of January, we launched a consultation by asking the ATD Fourth World teams, friends of the Forum, and members of the International Committee for October 17 to choose between two themes which one is closest to their reality. We received a total of 76 contributions, representing 36 countries. Thank you to all those who took part, your... Find out more

Video Acting Together end poverty

Here is a video to continue to prepare for October 17, the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. In this video we see people ACTING TOGETHER, for the rights of children and to end extreme poverty. This video presents a series of initiatives in various countries: D.R. Congo: Children mobilize the community through their willingness and... Find out more

Extracts October 17 Charter

Attached are some guidelines, essential points to help us commemorate October 17. Find out more