World Poverty Day

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World Poverty Day

***** Location: Worldwide
***** Season: Autumn, October 17
***** Category: Observance


Poverty Day -- October 17th --
each year marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern poverty day movement in 1987.

United Nations Ex-Secretary-General, Kofi Annan
"Excerpts taken from his message to be delivered on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2006".

The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987. On that day, over a hundred thousand people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris, where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948, to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger.

They proclaimed that poverty is a violation of human rights and affirmed the need to come together to ensure that these rights are respected. These convictions are inscribed in a commemorative stone unveiled on this day. Since then, people of all backgrounds, beliefs and social origins have gathered every year on October 17 th to renew their commitment and show their solidarity with the poor. Replicas of the commemorative stone have been unveiled around the world and serve as agathering place to celebrate the Day.

One such replica is located in the garden of United Nations Headquarters and is the site of the annual commemoration organized by the United Nations Secretariat in New York.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
source : www.areyoureadytochangetheworld.com


17th October 2006 is UN World Poverty Day.
It is also being marked by groups worldwide as part of the Global Call to
Action Against Poverty.

There are a number of ways you can mark the day, wherever you are.

In the Republic of Ireland:

"Poverty, Destitution, and Migration: A Continuing Human Experience"
A Lunchtime Programme of Readings in Dun Laoghaire County Hall,
Tuesday 17th October.

You are invited to attend a lunchtime event on Tuesday, October 17th in the Assembly Room of County Hall, marking UN World Poverty Day.
The theme of the 2006 UN Day is "Delivering on the Millennium Development Goals".

Take part in a world-wide Guinness Book of Records attempt that Trócaire is helping to promote.

Lara Kelly and Lawrence McBride
source : www.trocaire.org


World Poverty Day makes UK election history
Oxfam Press Release
World Poverty Day made UK election history on Sunday, 24 April, when all the major parties used the day to outline their pledges to help the world's poorest people. In a 'first' for a general election campaign in the UK, party leaders agreed to focus on world poverty and development issues in response to pressure from the Make Poverty History campaign.

. World Poverty Day 17 October 2006 .

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