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A/RES/47/196


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

22 December 1992

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                                             A/RES/47/196
                                             93rd plenary meeting
                                             22 December 1992
 
   Observance of an international day for the eradication of poverty
 
   The General Assembly,
 
   Noting that the eradication of poverty and destitution in all countries, in
particular in developing countries, has become one of the priorities of
development for the 1990s, and considering that the promotion of the
eradication of poverty and destitution requires public awareness,
 
   Welcoming the fact that certain non-governmental organizations, on the
initiative of one non-governmental organization, have in many states in recent
years observed 17 October as World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty,
 
1.  Decides to declare 17 October as International Day for the Eradication of
Poverty, to be observed beginning in 1993;
 
2.  Notes that activities undertaken with respect to the Day will take into
account those undertaken each 17 October by certain non-governmental
organizations;
 
3.  Invites all States to devote the Day to presenting and promoting, as
appropriate in the national context, concrete activities on the eradication of
poverty and destitution;
 
4.  Also invites the Secretary-General to make recommendations on ways and
means by which the United Nations Secretariat could, within existing resources
and without prejudice to ongoing activities, assist States in organizing their
national activities for the observance of International Day for the
Eradication of Poverty;
 
5.  Further invites intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to
assist States, at their request, in organizing national activities for the
observance of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, paying due
attention to the specific problems of the destitute;
 
6.  Requests the Secretary-General to take the measures necessary, within
existing resources, to ensure the success of the observance by the United
Nations of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty;
 
7.  Also requests the Secretary-General to inform the General Assembly at its
fiftieth session on the implementation of the present resolution.