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 →

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 →

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 →