International Day of the Eradication of Poverty - October 17, 2019

A mother and her children living in poverty. Photo: Bigstock.comA mother and her children living in poverty. Photo: Bigstock.com

This year marks the 27th 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 32nd anniversary of the Call to Action by Fr Joseph Wresinski - which inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty - and the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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