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International Day for the Eradication Poverty


17 October, 2017

The theme of the 2017 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is: ôAnswering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societiesö. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph WresinskiŚwhich inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme PovertyŚand the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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Date 17 October, 2017
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Organizer Division for Social Policy and Development [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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