International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2004

The twelfth observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be held on Thursday, 14 October, and is sponsored jointly by the ATD Fourth World Movement, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Department of Public Information (DPI) and the NGO Sub-Committee for the Eradication of Poverty. The Day seeks to promote increased awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and serves to remind all people that sustained and concerted effort is vital to achieve the millennium development goal (MDG) of halving the number of people living in poverty by 2015.

The theme for the International day for poverty eradication in 2005 is “Successful efforts to reduce poverty around the world “.

Message of the Secretary-General

Programme of The Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 18-19 October 2004, New York


Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town (South Africa);
Ms. Marilyn Gutierrez, author of a study on the Philippines;
Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sabliere of France;
Ms. Joan Burke, Chair of the NGO Committee for Social Development

Ceremony, panel discussion to mark International Day for Eradication of Poverty, 14 October – Note to Correspondents

Dag Hammarskjöld Library

UNESCO: Events of 18-19 October 2004, UNESCO House, Paris


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