Irish End Poverty Day Committee

Achieving Social and Environmental Justice – through the Lens of the Covid-19 Pandemic

17 October 2020 End Poverty Day Theme: Achieving Social and Environmental Justice for All – through the Lens of the Covid-19 Pandemic The Covid-19 pandemic, which has had such devastating impacts on communities in Ireland and around the world, has heightened people’s awareness of social and environmental justice which are both very interconnected and reflect many of the same values… Read more →

Announcement of Funding Scheme: UN International End Poverty Day, 17 October 2020

The Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has today announced its Public Awareness Funding scheme for the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17th October 2020. “We would like to advise that the application and brochure for funding initiatives for the 2020 UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty is now… Read more →

New President of ATD Fourth World International

We are pleased to announce that Donald Lee was named president of the International Movement ATD Fourth World at its last annual general assembly. Born in Malaysia and migrating to Australia, Donald is an economist. He worked at the UN for many years, first in Bangkok, then in New York at the Division for Sustainable Development and at the Department… Read more →

17 October – Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Dublin

As always on the 17th of October, the National 17 October Committee launched the annual event at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Dublin, to mark the UN International Eradication of Poverty Day. This years chosen international theme was “Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty” in light of the 30th anniversary of the UN… Read more →

Message from Isabelle Pypaert Perrin, Director General of the International Movement ATD Fourth World for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2019

“There are no dreams in my head: other people don’t like us.” Anastasia says out loud what so many children think inside, all these children who are not expected to be anywhere, those who are constantly criticised for making noise, for being distracted, for not knowing their lessons, those who are never told “good job!” even when they can recite… Read more →