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 →

17 October – Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Dublin

As always on the 17th of October, the National 17 October Committee launched the annual event at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Dublin, to mark the UN International Eradication of Poverty Day. This years chosen international theme was “Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty” in light of the 30th anniversary of the UN… Read more →

Message from Isabelle Pypaert Perrin, Director General of the International Movement ATD Fourth World for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2019

“There are no dreams in my head: other people don’t like us.” Anastasia says out loud what so many children think inside, all these children who are not expected to be anywhere, those who are constantly criticised for making noise, for being distracted, for not knowing their lessons, those who are never told “good job!” even when they can recite… Read more →

Concept Note

Inspired by the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2019, the International 17 October Committee, in consultation with its UN partners and ATD Fourth World teams around the world, has issued a Concept Note on the theme for the global commemorations of the International United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty… Read more →