Ideas for Actions on 17 October

Ideas for Actions on 17 October World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty Get ready to mark the day Reference Texts to use on the day Invite children and youth to mark the day Enable the voice and experience of people in poverty to be heard on the day Make known the historical places of people living in poverty Concerts and cultural events Some... Lire la suite

Report of the UN Secretary-General (2006)

Report on the Observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty This report was submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 60/209, in which the Assembly welcomed the observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and requested the Secretary-General to undertake a review of the observance of the... Lire la suite

October 17 campaign video presentation

In few minutes, discover the preparation and mobilisation toward October 17th, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the worldwide campaign initiated by the International Movement ATD Fourth World, "Ending Extreme Poverty, A Road to Peace". OCTOBER 17th 2007, Ending extreme poverty, a road to peace envoyé par... Lire la suite

Joseph Wresinski - the inspiration behind October 17th

Joseph Wresinski was born to immigrant parents in a poor neighbourhood of Angers, France. He grew up in a family which suffered from chronic poverty and social exclusion. In 1946, he was ordained as a priest and served in industrial and rural parishes where, right from the beginning, he related to the most deprived families. In 1956, he was... Lire la suite

Résolution des Nations Unies (1992)

Le 17 octobre, Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la pauvreté. Texte de la résolution des Nations Unies 22 décembre 1992 L’assemblée générale, Notant que l’élimination de la pauvreté et de la misère dans tous les pays, en particulier dans les pays en développement, est devenue l’un des objectif prioritaires du... Lire la suite