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Friday, 03 October 2014 16:52

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year on 17 October since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the post-2015 development agenda.

The theme for 2014 is "Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty." The theme recognises and underscores the demanding challenge of identifying and securing the participation of those experiencing extreme poverty and social exclusion in the “Post-2015 Development Agenda” that will replace the Millennium Development Goals.

The World We Want website provides ways of participating in consultations to shape the agenda.

Read more on The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.