from the Secreatry General ont he International Day for the Eradication
and Poverty 2000: Globalization has yet to benefit the poor
points to agriculture as an escape from the "poverty trap"
Declaration of Human Rights
1. Everyone has
the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being
of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and
medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security
in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old
age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Conferences and Events
1992, the General Assembly, welcoming the fact that certain NGOs, on
the initiative of one of them (the French-based International Movement
ATD Fourth World), had, in many States, observed 17 October as World
Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, declared that date the International
Day for the Eradication of Poverty (resolution
47/196 of 22 December).
observance of the Day aims to promote awareness of the need to eradicate
poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing
countries -- a need that has become a development priority.
United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty 1997-2006
members of the World
March of Women met with the Secretary-General on 17
October 2000 to present him a petition to eliminate poverty and
violence against women.
Movement ATD Fourth World and the United Department of Economic
and Social Affairs Nations will commemorate the International
Day for the Eradication of Poverty with a programme at the Commemorative
Stone in the UN garden that is dedicated to the victims of poverty.
At present, almost half the world's six billion people live on
an income of $2 a day or less, and 2.8 billion live on $1 a day
or less. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
was first marked in 1992 to focus global attention on the living
conditions of the people living in poverty, people who are often
public is invited to assist at the ceremony which will feature
remarks from ATD and DESA officials, poetry from children living
in East New York, Brooklyn, and folk music by guitarist Jill Cunningham.
There will also be testimonies from people from various parts
of the world.
12-15-1:15 in the UN Garden