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ERADICATION OF POVERTY DAY
17 OCTOBER

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the post-2015 development agenda.

The official commemoration on 17 October at UN Headquarters will be an occasion to recognize people living in poverty as critical partners for fighting the development challenges we face. The commemoration at the UN is organised in partnership with the International Movement ATD Fourth World, the NGO Sub-committee for the Eradication of Poverty and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, supported by the Missions of France and Burkina Faso to the UN. 

“On this day we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty — and plan for a world where no-one is left behind. Our aim must be prosperity for all, not just a few.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/