International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2019

Civic NYC • 1 October 2019
Event date 17 Oct '19 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
Event location Global
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TheWorld Poverty Day promotes awareness of the need to eradicate Poverty rate worldwide. Various non-government organizations and community charities support the Day for the Eradication of Poverty by actively calling for country leaders and Governments to make the fight against poverty a central part of Foreign policies. Other activities may include signing “Call to action” petitions, organizing concerts and cultural events, and holding interfaith gatherings that may include a moment of silence.

The United Nations, General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196, designate 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Human Poverty Index is not solely an economic issue, but rather a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses a lack of both income and the basic capabilities to live in dignity. Persons living in poverty experience many interrelated and mutually reinforcing deprivations that prevent them from realizing their rights and perpetuate their poverty, including:
- dangerous work conditions
- unsafe housing
- lack of nutritious food
- unequal access to justice
- lack of political power
- limited access to health care

The United Nations Postal Administration previously issued six Commemorative stamps and a souvenir card on the theme “We Can End Poverty”. These Postal stamps and the souvenir card featured drawings or paintings of people, particularly children, working together in the fight against poverty. Many of these images used strong colors and contrasts. These stamps resulted from an art competition where six designs were selected from more than 12,000 children from 124 countries.

Learn more United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) United Nations Economic and Social Council
United Nations Development Programme - UNDP
UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo - PNUD
Bureau Regional PNUD Afrique de l'Ouest et Centrale
UNDP Regional Africa Bureau, Department of Social Development, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), Economic Commission for Africa Eclac, ECLAC Caribbean, UNECE
UN Economic and Social Comission for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok)
United Nations DESA Division for Inclusive Social Development - DISD
World Bank

EESC - European Economic and Social Committee
USAID - US Agency for International Development
UKAID, ausAID, CESO | SACO, Swedish International Development Agency Sida, Japan International Cooperation Agency - JICA, Canadian International Development Agency Norwegian International Development Agency

Poverty reduction in the United States Poverty in Africa, Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) [Official], EAPN - European Anti Poverty Network
Christians Against Poverty UK; Southern Poverty Law Center, China Foundation For Poverty Alleviation Myanmar, OPHI - Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Humanity and poverty World Resources Institute, Millenium Development Goals, Global Goals for Sustainable Development, International Poverty Reduction Center in Beijin - China; Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, BC Poverty Reduction Coalition,

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1 hour agoAdd to Calender 2019-10-17 12:00:00 2019-10-17 12:00:00 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2019 TheWorld Poverty Day promotes awareness of the need to eradicate Poverty rate worldwide. Various non-government organizations and community charities support the Day for the Eradication of Poverty by actively calling for country leaders and Governments to make the fight against poverty a central part of Foreign policies. Other activities may include signing “Call to action” petitions, organizing concerts and cultural events, and holding interfaith gatherings that may include a moment of silence. The United Nations, General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196, designate 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Human Poverty Index is not solely an economic issue, but rather a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses a lack of both income and the basic capabilities to live in dignity. Persons living in poverty experience many interrelated and mutually reinforcing deprivations that prevent them from realizing their rights and perpetuate their poverty, including: - dangerous work conditions - unsafe housing - lack of nutritious food - unequal access to justice - lack of political power - limited access to health care The United Nations Postal Administration previously issued six Commemorative stamps and a souvenir card on the theme “We Can End Poverty”. These Postal stamps and the souvenir card featured drawings or paintings of people, particularly children, working together in the fight against poverty. Many of these images used strong colors and contrasts. These stamps resulted from an art competition where six designs were selected from more than 12,000 children from 124 countries. Learn more United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) United Nations Economic and Social CouncilUnited Nations Development Programme - UNDPUNDP in Europe and Central Asia, UNDP in Asia and the PacificPrograma de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo - PNUDBureau Regional PNUD Afrique de l'Ouest et CentraleUNDP Regional Africa Bureau, Department of Social Development, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), Economic Commission for Africa Eclac, ECLAC Caribbean, UNECEUN Economic and Social Comission for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok)United Nations DESA Division for Inclusive Social Development - DISDWorld Bank EESC - European Economic and Social CommitteeUSAID - US Agency for International DevelopmentUKAID, ausAID, CESO | SACO, Swedish International Development Agency Sida, Japan International Cooperation Agency - JICA, Canadian International Development Agency Norwegian International Development Agency Poverty reduction in the United States Poverty in Africa, Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) [Official], EAPN - European Anti Poverty NetworkChristians Against Poverty UK; Southern Poverty Law Center, China Foundation For Poverty Alleviation Myanmar, OPHI - Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Humanity and poverty World Resources Institute, Millenium Development Goals, Global Goals for Sustainable Development, International Poverty Reduction Center in Beijin - China; Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, Global America/New_York public Economic Justice #poverty