Event Type: Observances
Event Name: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Event Description: The official theme for this year's International Day is "Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting empowerment and building peace." An event on this theme will be held at UN Headquarters on 17 October with UN DESA, ATD Fourth World, the Missions of Burkina Faso and France and other partners.
UN Sponsor: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Other Sponsor: DESA, UNDP, Millennium Campaign
Activities: DPI is working with the UN Millennium Campaign and UNDP on a one-day social media mini-campaign to communicate how the MDGs have advanced the fight against extreme poverty and that yes, we can end poverty.
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