New ATD Ireland Film for 17 October

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.  All Together in Dignity (ATD) Ireland has launched its new film “17 Voices, 1 Message #17October”.  Listen to conversations with 17 people, many of whom have lived experience of poverty, about what they think poverty… Read more →

National 17 October 2020 Programme Booklet

17 Grantees for the 17 October for the 17 SDGs The Irish 17 October Committee has some exciting news! 17 groups around the country are among those marking #17October World Day to #EndPoverty this year, and mindful of the 17 #sdgs. Read all about it in the National #17October 2020 Programme Booklet published today. The booklet features information on the… Read more →

Reflection on the 17 October World Day Commemoration

I have had the privilege of participating over the last 20 years in the annual commemoration of the World Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the 17th October, first at the Famine Memorial and later at the nearby Human Rights and Poverty Stone, on the Custom House Quay, Dublin. With each passing year, I have grown in my understanding… 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 →

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 →

New President of ATD Fourth World International

We are pleased to announce that Donald Lee was named president of the International Movement ATD Fourth World at its last annual general assembly. Born in Malaysia and migrating to Australia, Donald is an economist. He worked at the UN for many years, first in Bangkok, then in New York at the Division for Sustainable Development and at the Department… Read more →