International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely
17 October every year: Raising awareness of the need to eradicate poverty.
This day, declared by the UN General Assembly, aims to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries. Find out more on the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty web pages and also on the Overcoming Extreme Poverty website.
You can also read through our article on Poverty and Human Rights, which gives some background to the Day, and explores the negative impact that extreme poverty has on basic human rights.
To find teaching resources on the Global Dimension database to help your school mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty you can browse through the ones listed under the topic of ‘Poverty’.