The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2019 theme is: ‘Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty’.
October 17 is marked on the calendar to commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, dedicated to highlighting the need and ways for the eradication of poverty.
The accesibility to human rights and extreme poverty are directly linked, and Joseph Wresinski was one of the first persons to highlight this. As per a UN statement, in 1987, he appealed to the Human Rights Commission to examine this factor. October 17 commemorates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which is recognised by the United Nations.
UN observes that only the existence of government policies cannot create social inclusion which is mandatory to reach all sections of humans and overcome poverty. The year 2018 marked the launch of Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2018-2027), under the theme ‘Accelerating global actions for a world without poverty’.