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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017

United Nations Call to Action to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies

17 October 2017

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

2017 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The Call to Action recognises the knowledge and courage of families living in poverty throughout the world, the importance of reaching out to the poorest and building an alliance with citizens from all backgrounds to end poverty. The theme for this year's commemoration reminds us of the importance of the values of dignity, solidarity and voice underscored in the Call to Action to fight to end poverty everywhere.

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