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Día Internacional para la Erradicación de la Pobreza

17 de octubre

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. They proclaimed that poverty is a violation of human rights and affirmed the need to come together to ensure that these rights are respected. Since then, people of all backgrounds, beliefs and social origins have gathered every year on October 17th to renew their commitment and show their solidarity with the poor.

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

Poverty eradication

UNESCO is convinced that the sustainable fight against poverty requires the strengthening of individuals’ capacities through education, science and support for a creative economy, which are sources of employment as well as of pride and dignity. UNESCO puts all its expertise at the service of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in particular Goal 1 "End poverty in all its forms everywhere ".

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"Como dijo en 2002 el Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, Kofi Annan, "la pobreza es una negación de los derechos humanos" de cada persona. De hecho, la pobreza es doblemente indignante. No solo conduce a la privación, el hambre y el sufrimiento diarios, sino que además impide el disfrute de los derechos y libertades fundamentales de que todo ser humano debería poder gozar sin obstáculos. "
Audrey Azoulay
Audrey Azoulay Director General, Directora General, Mensaje con motivo del Día Internacional para la Erradicación de la Pobreza

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Resources

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2018: a selection of UNESCO publications on poverty and related themes
2018
UNESCO
0000265905

Recursos

Resolución 47/196
UN website for the Day
Past Edition
All International Days