“If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice” is the 2019 theme of the UN World Day of Social Justice! On 26 November 2007, the United Nations’ declared that, starting from the sixty-third session of the General Assembly, 20 February will be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice. The UN General Assembly recognizes that social… Read more →
The 2019 End Poverty Day will take place in a few months, and you may already be preparing for it. As it did it in 2018, a small group composed of members of the International Committee for 17 October met a few weeks ago to submit two proposals for next End Poverty Day theme. They took into account the fact… Read more →
No Child 2020 is a initiative by The Irish Times, launched on the days when Ireland marked the 100th anniversary of the the text of the Democratic Programme. No Child 2020 will provide a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues over the coming year. Inspired by the Democratic Programme issued by the first Dáil a century ago, we… Read more →
On 17 October 2018, many of you once again came together to mark the UN End Poverty Day and to make visible the efforts of all those committed to saying no to poverty throughout the year. In a letter to download, the International Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty presents the some of the feedback it received from around the world. Read more →
Human Solidarity Day is on 20 December! The 17 October Committee launches its 2019 End Poverty Calendar!
On 20th December 2018, International Human Solidarity Day, the Irish 17 October Committee will launch its 2019 #EndPoverty Calendar. This calendar has been prepared by the Irish Committee and refers to major #EndPoverty events of 2018 with a special focus on the events of the annual UN #EndPoverty Day observed throughout the country. This calendar is also the Committee’s chance… Read more →
Visit now the 2018 Gallery with 17×10 pictures and videos of all Irish 17.10 End Poverty Day events! Enter here! Read more →
Watch the End Poverty Day Ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York on 17 Oct 2018 with opening remarks by Mr. António Guterres, UN Secretary-General. The theme of the day was “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”. The main goal of the day is to acknowledge… Read more →
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Message for the 2018 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Twenty-five years ago, the world commemorated the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Since then, nearly 1 billion people have escaped poverty, thanks to political leadership, inclusive economic development and international cooperation. However, many are still being left behind. Over 700 million… Read more →
Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland, sends his message of support to all groups marking the UN End Poverty Day!
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The MEP Intergroup Extreme Poverty and Human Rights of the European Parliament is an all-party official working group of Deputies of the European Parliament. It promotes a comprehensive and coordinated approach to poverty eradication through integrating efforts to overcome poverty into all EU policies including employment, health, social protection, education, youth, culture, economic and monetary union, budget, the free movement… Read more →