International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:00am

The theme is Working together towards a world without discrimination

Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty

Our world has been facing many crises for many years and it has become apparent to more and more people that urgent changes are needed in order to overcome these problems. One very important change is to learn from and apply the life experiences and knowledge of people living in extreme poverty.

Yet, today, the valuable contribution of people living in extreme poverty is too often denied, seen as negative, ignored or not taken into account. This is blatant discrimination and denial of the dignity and human rights of people living in poverty. Therefore, our societies must break the silence of extreme poverty. And we demonstrate how to break this silence on 17 October, every year and all year long by our solidarity with people living in poverty, our commitments and action.

The link below has event listing from around the work for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 

Imagine a world where we build on the core strengths of children, their families, and communities, to create dignity, belonging, and justice for all.


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