17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Download PDF)

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on 17th October. United Nations Sustainable Development aim is to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere”. Poverty is composed of different interrelated factors that affect the lives of people. Poverty is typically seen merely as the lack of income or necessary material for well-being such as housing, food, land, and other assets. However, now it is widely believed that poverty and discrimination go hand in hand depriving the people of due opportunities in life.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

2016 Theme: “Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms”. Appropriate theme chosen by the United Nations, in consultation with people living in poverty and civil society organizations.

  •  Recognizes that all must come together to remove poverty and discrimination.
  •  There is a need to build sustainable future, which not only meets the needs for present but also of future generations.

Importance of Day

This day celebrated to create awareness to remove poverty and impoverishment around the world especially in under-developed and developing countries.

 About International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

  • International observance marked every year and recognized by the United Nations.
  • 1987- first event took place in Paris, France. More than 1000 people gathered at the Trocadero in Paris
  •  Previously in 1948 the Entire Declaration of Human Rights was signed to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence, and hunger.
  • Represents an opportunity to recognize the efforts and struggles of people living in poverty.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 17, 2016

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