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 →

International 17 October Committee Message for UN International End Poverty Day 2020

Global Theme — “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all ” The theme for the Day this year addresses the challenge of achieving social and environmental justice for all. The growing recognition of the multi-dimensionality of poverty means that these two issues are inseparably intertwined, and that social justice cannot be fully realized without aggressively rectifying environmental injustices… Read more →

Video Showing 17 October 2020 Global Theme

To illustrate the theme of the 2020 United Nations International End Poverty Day, namely Acting Together to Achieve Social and Environmental Justice for All, we share here how an urban community in Dakar, Senegal, responded cooperatively to a challenge in their living environment. –Dakar’s Flood-Fighting Brigade: a Hands-on Commitment Their low-income, under-resourced neighbourhood of Guinaw Rails has been hit by… Read more →