Author: Irish End Poverty Day Committee

International Theme and Poster for 17 October End Poverty Day 2022

On the 17th of October each year, we come together to demonstrate the strong bonds of solidarity between people living in poverty and people from all walks of life, and our commitment to work together to overcome extreme poverty and abuse of human rights through our individual and shared commitments and action. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty intends… Read more →

17 October Theme 2021

“If nothing ever changed there would be no such thing as butterflies” The concept for the Irish 17 October 2021 theme “It’s Time to Change and End Persistent Poverty” was inspired by condensing the International theme “Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet” and focusing on it’s core message – which we took as being… Read more →

Online Commemoration of 17 October World End Poverty Day

All Together in Dignity (ATD) Ireland in conjunction with the Irish 17 October Committee hosted an online commemoration of the United Nations International Eradication of Poverty Day, Saturday, 17 October. Over 60 people participated in the hour-long event. Our webinar can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/oV7nm81GlGU Unfortunately, the public health restrictions necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic meant that the commemoration this… Read more →

New Film: ’17 Voices, 1 Message: Stop Poverty! #17October’

What do you think when you hear about ‘poverty’? Our views can be influenced by the media, by popular stereotypes, and sometimes by personal experience.  To mark the United National International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October 2020, All Together in Dignity (ATD) Ireland has launched its new film, ’17 Voices, 1 Message – Stop Poverty #17October’. … Read more →

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins Marks the 17 October World Day to End Poverty

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins has supported International Day for the Eradication of Poverty for many years.  His statement for 17 October 2020 calls attention to the on going scandal of extreme poverty, hunger and climate change. Covid-19 has highlighted the fact that the twin crises of the pandemic and climate change do not affect everyone in the… Read more →

Set the Date; Video-Film Launch on Saturday, 17 October 2020

A new film is in the making by All Together in Dignity (ATD) Ireland, a member of the Irish 17 October Committee, featuring 17 people interviewed discussing poverty in Ireland and the importance of the UN International End Poverty Day. The film will be launched at an online commemoration on Saturday, 17 October at 11.00am via zoom. Those interviewed include people with… Read more →

Achieving Social and Environmental Justice – through the Lens of the Covid-19 Pandemic

17 October 2020 End Poverty Day Theme: Achieving Social and Environmental Justice for All – through the Lens of the Covid-19 Pandemic The Covid-19 pandemic, which has had such devastating impacts on communities in Ireland and around the world, has heightened people’s awareness of social and environmental justice which are both very interconnected and reflect many of the same values… Read more →

Announcement of Funding Scheme: UN International End Poverty Day, 17 October 2020

The Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has today announced its Public Awareness Funding scheme for the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17th October 2020. “We would like to advise that the application and brochure for funding initiatives for the 2020 UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty is now… Read more →