Aye Aye Win

President of the International Committee for October 17

Having no power is central to it all

Reading the report on the hidden dimensions of poverty made Sister Thérèse, a correspondent of the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty in Lebanon, think about the bond she has created with Josianne. This article was published in a collection of reactions to the report...

“I Bear Witness to You”

Joseph Wresinski’s Address Text available in german, portuguese. Joseph Wresinski’s Address October 17, 1987 Human rights Plaza, Paris. You, the millions and millionsof children, women and fatherswho have died from misery and hungerand whose legacy we hold.It is not...

30 years of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

In December 1992, 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly recognized the date of October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. What have we gained with this day or what achievements are we particularly proud of in commemorating it? 1 -...

Commemorative Stone in honour of victims of extreme poverty

OCTOBER 17, 1987,ON THIS DAY, DEFENDERS OF HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTSFROM EVERY CONTINENT GATHERED HERE.THEY PAID HOMAGE TO THE VICTIMS OF HUNGER,IGNORANCE AND VIOLENCE. THEY AFFIRMEDTHEIR CONVICTION THAT HUMAN MISERY IS NOT INEVITABLE.THEY PLEDGED THEIR SOLIDARITY WITH...