The theme for the International day for poverty eradication in 2006 is “Working Together out of Poverty “. The fourteenth observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be held on Tuesday, 17 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.
Since its creation, October 17th has been a day for those living in extreme poverty to speak out and for all citizens to consider how they can contribute to the eradication of extreme 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 Goals (MDG) of halving the number of people living in poverty by 2015.
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.