17 October 2024 worldwide
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2024

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is held annually on 17 October. It aims to promote understanding and dialogue between people living in poverty and wider society. The Day provides 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 (UNGA) declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and invited all Member 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. The Day underscores poverty as a multidimensional phenomenon that includes both a lack of income and a lack of basic capabilities to live in dignity, including unsafe housing, lack of nutritious food, limited access to healthcare, dangerous work conditions, unequal access to justice, and lack of political power.

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date: 17 October 2024
location: worldwide
www: https://www.un.org/en/observances/day-for-eradicating-poverty

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