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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993.


  • It promotes awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide.
  • 2017 Theme: Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies
  • The Call to Action recognizes the knowledge and courage of families living in poverty throughout the world, the importance of reaching out to the poorest and building an alliance with citizens from all backgrounds to end poverty. 
  • The theme for this year’s commemoration reminds us of the importance of the values of dignity, solidarity and voice underscored in the Call to Action to fight to end poverty everywhere. 
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