International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


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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 promotes dialogue and understanding between people living in poverty and their communities, and society at large.
The UN General Assembly marked 17 October to be the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in 1993 with the aim of raising awareness to limit poverty and extreme poverty in all countries, especially in developing 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 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.
The study, presented during a workshop in Ramallah marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and attended by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, indicated that poverty pockets varied according to the Israeli military presence, especially internal checkpoints, blockades and inspection points.
Co-organised by the Presidency and the Commission just after the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October, the 9th edition of the round table sought to identify ways and means of fighting poverty in Europe, including making improvements to the Commission's Recommendation 2008/867/CE, which relates to the re-inclusion of citizens excluded from the jobs market.
17, 2010 (TAP) - Tunisia's observance, on Sunday October 17, of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty confirms its full adherence to the global efforts to combat this socio-economic phenomenon that goes against individual dignity and Human rights principles.
TOMORROW is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
CHAPTER Arts Centre will host a screening by The Wallich of a documentary by award-winning director Daniel Lamboto to mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
The UN-recognized International Day For the Eradication of Poverty on October 17 is a good opportunity to invite a guest speaker, organize a community forum, include a special prayer or sermon, or write to an MPP.
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).

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