International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Date in the current year: October 17, 2016

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty In 1993 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was established by the United Nations General Assembly and since then it is observed every year on October 17.

This date wasn't chosen occasionally. About 100,000 people from different countries gathered at Trocadéro in Paris, France, to honor the memory of victims of hunger, poverty, violence and fear on October 17, 1987. They demanded to keep the human rights and supported the testimonial by Joseph Wresinski that says: “Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty”.

This holiday was established to point out that living in poverty is an acute problem in the Third World countries. The problem of poverty is too widespread that is why it may be the reason for social unrest and threat the world's safety. Nowadays the fighting with poverty is considered to be a contribution to change the world and see the better future for all of us.

All the activities held this day by the UN are aimed to hear the voice of poor people. They also can contribute to fight with poverty by describing their experience or experience of people whom they know.

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