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 →

MEPs mark End Poverty Day at the European Parliament in Brussels

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 →

Ireland marks the UN End Poverty Day 2018

Download the National Programme!     At least 20 events in Ireland and abroad will involve Irish citizens in the observance of the United Nations’ International Day of the Eradication of Poverty in 2018! 2018 is a very special year as we celebrate the legacy of many social justice and anti-poverty activists such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King or… Read more →

Irish citizens mark the End Poverty Day abroad!

Irish citizens will be involved in UN End Poverty Day events abroad. They are civil servants representing Ireland, elected representatives such as MEPs at the European Parliament or delegates at the Council of Europe, staff members of International bodies, artists such as Susan McKeown who will sing at the UN in New York or delegates of ATD Ireland who will… Read more →

The Council of Europe will #RaiseTheRoof on End Poverty Day 2018 and call for a Europe wide Right to Housing

To mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe is organising a working session on Article 31 of the European Social Charter which states that everyone has the right to housing. The working session which is organised by the INGOs transversal working group on “Poverty”, coordinated by the Vice-Chair of… Read more →