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October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) is observed every year on October 17 to raise people's awareness of the need to eradicate poverty 
October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.
  • The 2018 theme was 'Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity'.

About this year's significance:

  • This year marks the 25th anniversary of institution of this day, through declaration by UN General Assembly (UNGA) in its resolution 47/196 in December 1992.
  • This year also marks the 30th anniversary of Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski which inspired observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty and recognition of this day by UN as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
  • This year also marks the 70th anniversary of proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

One must know:

  • The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) was instituted by UNGA by adopting a resolution on 22 December 1992 to promote awareness among people to eradicate poverty and destitution around the world particularly in developing countries. 
  • It was observed for the first time in 1993.

Question:

Q. What is observed every year on October 17?
a. The International Day for the Eradication of Malnutrition (IDEM)
b. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP)
c. The International Day for the Eradication of Hunger (IDEH)
d. None of the above
October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on October 19, 2018 Rating: 5

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