International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


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Eradication of Poverty, International Day for the

October 17
The United Nations named October 17 the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in 1992. In doing so, the U.N. followed the lead of some non-governmental organizations that had already dedicated the day to promoting awareness of the plight of the extremely poor. The U.N. observance focuses especially on the needs of the destitute in developing countries.
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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed since 1993 following a UN General Assembly resolution on promoting awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution.
To commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17th) and the first United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Information and the United Nations Postal Administration, is pleased to announce
In 1992, the UN General Assembly, declared that October 17 is the date for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Resolution 47/196 of December 22).
IT was International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty last Friday but it's a disgrace we still need such a day in 2003.
His will eat the meagre diet on October 17 to mark the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The awards - which went to women from the Dominican Republic, France, India, Jordan and Uganda - coincided with Friday's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Speaking at the United Nations, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Nadine Gordimer said: Whether there is proved to be life on Mars, and whether you may conduct your affairs electronically without leaving your armchair, the new century is not going to be a new century at all in terms of progress of humanity if we take along with us acceptance of the shameful shackles of the past.
Last October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Social Affairs Commission of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops released a pastoral letter entitled The Struggle Against Poverty: A Sign Of Hope For Our World.
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be observed in New Brunswick and around the world on Wednesday, Oct.
In his message on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that providing assistance to the impecunious strata is an important tenet of Islam because serving the ailing humanity and alleviation of poverty is a high moral value.
By: Nour Eltigani CAIRO -- 17 October 2017: Today marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. To commemorate this day, father Joseph Wresinski has chosen the theme of "Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies," the UN stated.
'On this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, let us listen to and heed the voices of people living in poverty.

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