October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Millions of people suffer from poverty. This day unites countries to help people suffering from hunger, poverty, violence and homelessness and a global campaign to end poverty.
On October 17, 1987, about 100 people came to France in Paris to pay tribute to the memory of people suffering from poverty. It took place at the place where the Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 000. Also on this day, a monument to Father Joseph Wrezinsky was unveiled. He was a humanist who declared that poverty and poverty is a violation of all human rights, everyone needs to unite to fight this problem.
In December 1992, the UN adopted a resolution to mark a day when the problem of poverty will be in the center of attention. Then the date of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was chosen – October 17th. The essence of the holiday is for all countries to move towards the active eradication of poverty through sustainable development, in order to find a long-term solution to this problem.
It is possible to get rid of poverty, this task is quite feasible. The first step to accomplish this is to involve poor people in talking about this problem. Combining this with the elimination of gender inequality, the improvement of public facilities, will help to get rid of poverty.
- worldwide, 736 million people live in extreme poverty;
- in recent years, global instability has been observed, which has led to poverty for millions of people;
- due to climate change and environmental disasters, people are also moving below the poverty line;
- two thirds of the total number of poor people are children.
How to celebrate
Visit homeless shelters, try to ask people living in poverty what they need. Try to publicize it so that other people notice too. Become a volunteer in an organization that helps poor people.
When is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty celebrated in 2022?
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year.