Ireland

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 →

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 →