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 →

Concept Note

Inspired by the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2019, the International 17 October Committee, in consultation with its UN partners and ATD Fourth World teams around the world, has issued a Concept Note on the theme for the global commemorations of the International United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty… Read more →

17 October International Poster

As part of the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, the theme chosen by the UN to celebrate 17 October 2019 is: “ACTING TOGETHER to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty.” You can download the international poster here under in.pdfhigh resolution 2.8Molow resolution 1.9Mo poster_oct17_2019_hr.pdf poster_oct17_2019_lr.pdf Read more →

New 17 October Commemorative Stone in Glasgow, Scotland

ATD UK and many of its partner organisations in Scotland is delighted to announce that this week the new #HumanRights and #Poverty Stone including the #EndPoverty call to action and an explanatory plaque have been laid in George Square, Glasgow, at the base of the Sir Walter Scott Monument. With their Scottish friends, ATD UK too would like to thank Glasgow City Council for permission for the… Read more →

New 17 October Funding Initiative 2019

The annual funding initiative of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to mark the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October 2019 is now open. For information and an application form, please visit: … Read more →

UN End Poverty Day for Children’s Rights

The Irish 17 October Committee has begun meeting to plan for the Dublin commemoration of the UN International End Poverty Day on Thursday, 17 October next at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Customs House Quay. In this year of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as the No Child 2020… Read more →