The 2018 Rome Declaration of the International Committee for October 17

The International Committee for October 17 successfully convened its Seventh Biennial meeting in Rome from May 15 to 17, 2018. Belinda Nugent from Dublin represented Ireland and the Irish Committee at this meeting. During these two days, the Committee reviewed the implementation of its work programme since its last meeting, including its participation in the 2017 ‘Stop Poverty’ global campaign,… Read more →

The City of Rome will officially support the observance of the UN End Poverty Day

Jean Tonglet (ATD Italy), Laura Baldassarre (Deputy Mayor of Roma Capitale in charge of the Persons, Schools and the Solidarity in the Community), Donald Lee (President of the International Committee for October 17), Isabelle Perrin-Pypeart (CEO of ATD International) On Thursday 17 May 2018, the final day of the 7th Biennial Meeting of the International Committee for October 17, the… Read more →

The End Poverty Day Committee displays its work at SIF 2018!

  The Social Inclusion Forum 2018 (SIF) will take place on Thursday, 10 May 2018, at the Aviva Stadium Conference Centre, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4. The theme discussed will be: Social Inclusion in a Changing Environment. This event is part of the institutional framework put in place by the Government to support the development and the Implementation of the National… Read more →

The 2018 theme of the UN End Poverty Day

The United Nations, in dialogue with the International Committee for the UN End Poverty Day, agreed on the 2018 theme of the UN Day: Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity   From January 2018 to April 2018, a brainstorming was held in New York followed by an… Read more →

Your Rights Are Written in Stone! Let’s mark the 10th anniversary of the Dublin 17 October Stone!

To mark the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on Cutsom House Quay (Dublin 1),  All Together in Dignity Ireland (ATD) and the Irish 17 October Committee are facilitating a series of workshops in the North East Inner City of Dublin. This project is entitled  “Your Rights Are Written In Stone”. Participants will talk about… Read more →

New website celebrates 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document, which underpins all international human rights law and inspires us to continue to work to ensure all people can gain freedom, equality and dignity. And in 2018, the UDHR turns 70. The UDHR was drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all the regions of the… Read more →

Let’s call again on the Government to urgently put in place an integrated anti-poverty plan!

The CSO Survey on Income and Living Conditions has been published a few days before Christmas on 19 December 2017. It shows that despite some small improvements in poverty and deprivation rates, more than 790,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland, of which over 250,000 are children. Despite an increase in average incomes and other signs of economic recovery,… Read more →