International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2005
In 1992, the General Assembly, welcoming the fact that certain non-governmental organizations, 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). The observance 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.
Message of the Secretary-General [A] [C] [E] [F] [R] [S]
Message of the President, General Assembly
Programme of The Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2006, New York
Press Conference 17/10/2005
Editions Quart Monde Lists activities and information related to 17 October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, including events around the world, an info-pack, and the history of the Day.