International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2002

international day for the eradication of povertyThe International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be observed at United Nations Headquarters on 17 October 2002. A press conference at 11.15 a.m. in Room S-226 will feature Eugen Brand, Director-General, ATD Fourth World Movement; Charles McNeill, Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction Adviser, Equator Initiative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Benson Venegas, Iniciativa Talamanca, Costa Rica, Equator Initiative Laureate 2002; and Ambassador Jean-David Levitte, Permanent Representative of France. A ceremony in the United Nations Garden, from 12.15 to 1.15 p.m., will be addressed among others by Under-Secretary-General Nitin Desai; Mr. Zéphirin Diabré, Associate Administrator, UNDP; H.E. Mr. Levitte, Permanent Representative of France; H.E. Mr. Michael Kafando, Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso; Mr. Eugen Brand; and Dr. Margaret Varma, Rutgers University. It will feature testimonies from people living in poverty, a theatre presentation by children from the Tapori Movement, and music by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.Members of permanent missions, Secretariat staff, representatives of non-governmental organizations and the media are invited to attend. 

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Message of the President, General Assembly

Events held in 2002 to mark the Day


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