The #EndPoverty Day at the United Nations in New York

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was commemorated at the United Nations on 16 October 2015.

Bringing together representatives from civil society and activists whose work engages on the experiences and efforts of people living in poverty and aims to bring an end to poverty, the day was commemorated under the theme “Building a sustainable future: coming together to end poverty and discrimination.”

Participants looked back at progress made over the past 15 years and considered the challenges ahead, highlighting the most important issues for those living in extreme poverty.