International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  in United Nations in 2022
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Dates of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
2024 United Nations Thursday, October 17thInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
2023 United Nations Tuesday, October 17thInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
2022 United Nations Monday, October 17thInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
2021 United Nations Sunday, October 17thInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
2020 United Nations Saturday, October 17thInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
Summary
17 October presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty.

The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987. On that day, over a hundred thousand people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris, where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948, to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger. In a Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski they proclaimed that poverty is a violation of human rights and affirmed the need to come together to ensure that these rights are respected.

Through resolution 47/196 adopted on 22 December 1992, the General Assembly declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and invited all 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.

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