International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed on October 17th each year, was established by the United Nations in 1992 to honour the dignity of people living in poverty. It originates from a 1987 gathering in Paris, when over a hundred thousand people gathered to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger.


Poverty as a violation of human rights. Today acknowledges this truth, and calls for global action to eradicate it. It illustrates the various socio-economic factors contributing to poverty and its impact on different communities, particularly marginalised and minority groups. It fosters community solidarity and a comprehensive understanding of poverty’s multifaceted nature. Oh, and it also serves as a universal call to action, urging individual folks, communities, and policymakers to collaborate in building a more equitable world where poverty does not impede access to opportunities and fundamental human rights.


Relevant Hashtags: 
#EndPoverty


Learn More: www.un.org/en/observances/day-for-eradicating-poverty

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