Each year, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty falls on the 17th of October. Declared by the United Nations in 1992, this date provides a shared moment each year – across the country and around the world – to:
- Commemorate victims of poverty, violence and hunger
- Reaffirm that poverty is a violation of human rights
- Re-commit to coming together to ensure the right to live free from poverty is respected
- Acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty
- Celebrate the willingness of people living in poverty to fight poverty and contribute their expertise to ending it
- Promote concrete activities around the eradication of poverty
- Organize activities for the observance of October 17th.