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 every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated October 17 to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.
With the fight against poverty at the core of the UN development agenda, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the UN General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries ahead of the MDG deadline set for 2015.
The theme for this year's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty -- "Working together out of poverty" -- highlights the need for a truly global anti-poverty alliance, one in which both developed and developing countries participate actively.
As part of the activities to celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the end of the first Decade for the Eradication of Poverty, the Division for Social Policy and Development at the United Nations invites children from all over the world to participate in an art competition on the theme "We can end 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:
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.
KUWAIT, Oct 16 (KUNA) -- As the world marks tomorrow The United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Kuwait can easily boast of huge efforts it has been exerting for years to mitigate the pangs of poverty worldwide.
The pilot project will be launched on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be observed Wednesday to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty worldwide.
The Women's Empowerment investment, directing loans largely towards female borrowers, was launched to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on October 17, a United Nations' sanctioned day committed to presenting and promoting activities centered on the eradication of poverty and destitution.
Its new report Paying the Price was released yesterday to mark UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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