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

Words for October 17

Here, we propose you two documents. In the first you will read words from children. They express about their rights, friendship, the difficult life caused by poverty, or their dreams. In the second, you will discover words from young people and adults about everyday efforts, actions with and for children's rights. Extracts Our dreams, our... Find out more

Tapori Campaign "Acting Together"

As part of the 30th anniversary of the Rights of the Child, Tapori invites children to go through four steps through four different Tapori Letters: First letter: discover the different needs of a child. Second letter: discover who you are and be proud of yourself and your roots. Third letter: open your eyes, be attentive, see what is... Find out more


United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2019 Concept Note Theme — “Acting together to empower children, their families and
 communities to end poverty”
 This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 20 November 1989. This landmark human rights... Find out more

2018 - Statement by UN Secretary General António Guterres

It is indeed a pleasure to be here today to observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. We have come a long way since the world first commemorated this Day twenty-five years ago. Nearly 1 billion people have been lifted out of poverty, thanks to political leadership, inclusive economic development and international cooperation.... Find out more

Proposals for October 17 2018 Theme

In January, a group worked on proposals for the October 17,  2018 theme. 2018 represents the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights. Your comments will be useful to the working group responsible for submitting the proposals to the United Nations. 1. Ensuring that human rights are a reality for all: overcoming together... Find out more

What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Jyoti Tuladhar

At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members answered to the question: "What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?" Here is what Dr. Jyoti Tuladhar from Nepal has to say about it. To know more about her commitment, please read here: http://overcomingpoverty.... Find out more

Revive events from 17 October 2017

Watch again videos from the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty commemorations, that took place on October 17, 2017. Videos from Manila, Dublin, Dakar, Paris, Guatemala, New York, as well as from other places. Find out more

2017- Message from the International Committee for October 17

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR OCTOBER 17 Message for the World Day for Overcoming Poverty & the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2017 Thirty years ago, on October 17, 1987, Father Joseph Wresinski launched his historic Call to Action against extreme poverty at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza in... Find out more