The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is held annually on 17 October to provide:
- an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty;
- a chance for them to make their concerns heard; and
- a moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty.
Through resolution 47/196, adopted on 22 December 1992, the UN General Assembly declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and invited all States to devote the Day to presenting and promoting, as appropriate in the national context, concrete activities with regard to the eradication of poverty and destitution.
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date: 17 October 2021