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 →

If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice

“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 →

Discover how the world marked End Poverty Day 2018

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 →

Let us commit to uphold the core pledge of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind!

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 →