Tema per 2018
Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.

There are a few changes on the October 17 page for this year.

On this page you will find:

  • Testimonies: messages from people living in extreme poverty,...
  • Presentation: the meaning of the Day, its spirit,...
  • Highlights: activities, messages, significant gestures,...
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Rome - Mercoledì 17 Ottobre 2018 - Mercoledì 17 ottobre 2018 – Giornata mondiale per l’eradicazione della povertà

Mercoledì 17 ottobre 2018 – Giornata mondiale per l’eradicazione della povertà

 
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Oggi, mercoledì 17 ottobre, si celebra la ventiseiesima edizione della Giornata mondiale per l’eradicazione della povertà.
La celebrazione nasce dall’iniziativa di Padre Joseph Wresinski, sacerdote francese di origini polacche che ha dedicato il suo sacerdozio alla lotta contro la povertà dando vita, nel 1957, all’attuale
Movimento internazionale ATD Quarto Mondo.
Il 17 ottobre 1987 Padre Wresinski, già affermatosi a livello internazionale come punto di riferimento nelle iniziative di contrasto alla povertà, inaugurò, sul Sagrato delle libertà e dei Diritti dell’Uomo di Parigi, una lapide in memoria delle vittime della miseria sulla quale furono incisi i passi più significativi del suo appello all’azione: “
Laddove gli uomini sono condannati a vivere nella miseria, i diritti dell’uomo sono violati. unirsi per farli rispettare e’ un dovere sacro”.
Cinque anni dopo l’appello di Wresinski, con la risoluzione 47/196 del 22 dicembre 1992, le Nazioni Unite hanno proclamato ufficialmente il 17 ottobre “Giornata Internazionale per l’eradicazione della povertà”.
L’edizione del 2018 è dedicata al tema “
Unirsi con chi è rimasto più indietro per costruire un mondo di inclusione e rispetto universale per la dignità e i diritti umani” (“Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”), che mira a ricordarci l’importanza di coinvolgere direttamente le persone che versano in condizioni di povertà nella definizione delle politiche per l’eradicazione dell’indigenza, come ribadito nelle strategie elaborate dalle Nazioni Unite per la “Terza decade ONU per l’eradicazione della povertà (2018-2027)”. Inoltre, nell’anno in cui si celebra il settantesimo anniversario della proclamazione  della Dichiarazione universale dei diritti umani, ci offre l’occasione per evidenziare lo stretto legame esistente tra le condizioni di estrema povertà in cui troppe persone versano, tuttora, nel Mondo, e le violazioni dei diritti umani che queste quotidianamente subiscono.

Rome
Italia

New York - Mercoledì 17 Ottobre 2018 - Video: Commemorative Stone, North Lawn, United Nations Headquarters

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New York
Stati Uniti

New York - Mercoledì 17 Ottobre 2018 - Video: Commemoration at the United Nations Headquarters

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Video of the song "Be the Change", and Statement by UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres.

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Descrizione dell' evento

At the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the ceremony will begin at 12:30 pm in the UN Visitors' Lobby.

Program:
Dance and music
Message from the UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres
Messages from people living in poverty
Statements by Ambassadors

At 2:45pm, the commemoration will continue with a moment of reflection and solidarity around the Commemorative Stone in Honor of Victims of Extreme Poverty, located on the North Lawn of the UN Gardens.

At 4:30 pm, please join us at the Fourth World House for a reception and to share your thoughts and impressions of the day.

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New York
Stati Uniti

Asaba - Mercoledì 17 Ottobre 2018 - WoFI Roundtable and Skills Training, October 17, Nigeria

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Descrizione dell' evento

Lifting 50 women headed households above poverty is the focus of an initiative by Working Fingers International (WoFI) as it commemorates this year’s October 17 World Day. This will be done through a skills training exercise for women and girls, and through organising a roundtable, bringing influencers and leaders together with women, girls, persons living with HIV/AIDs and persons living with disabilities, to dscuss ending poverty.

WoFI is a visionary and innovative grassroots NGO promoting the development of women and youth in Nigeria.

Asaba
Nigeria

Warsaw, Kielce - Mercoledì 17 Ottobre 2018 - Marking the World Day in Poland

In Poland, cultural events to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty were held in Kielce and in Warsaw. The main purpose of these events was to draw attention to the existence of poverty and social exclusion, and to emphasize the need for solidarity and friendship with people affected by poverty, so as to work together to successfully overcome poverty.

In Warsaw, a theatre drama performed by people who were homeless was organised by the Oratory Theatre, the Homeless Theatre and ATD Fourth World at the Oratorium Theatre. The performance, directed by Anna Szufa, was an adaptation of Marta Guśniowska's play, "A Fairy Tale about an Enchanted Teapot", a humorous story about the need for self-fulfilment. The Homeless Theatre is a project in which homeless people take part in theatrical activities, and is organized in cooperation with the Warsaw Oratorium Theatre.

After the play, the audience members met with the actors and viewed the exhibition, "Hear the Fourth World", which presented the international activity of the ATD Fourth World movement, and took part in a joint artistic project entitled "Thinking about tomorrow."

We share here with you some photographs from these events.

In addition, a conference entitled "Society without the Poor" was held at the Staszic Palace at which the participants talked about the social consequences of poverty and discussed how to combat it effectively.

In Kielce, people who were homeless, representatives of the city authority, employees of the Municipal Centre for Family Assistance, representatives of social services and volunteers paid tribute to people who are resisting poverty all over the world. The participants visited places of significance to the issue of poverty, such as the Human Rights Board and the Homeless Cross next to the PKP railway building.

After common prayers in front of the cross, on which small wooden boards with the names of deceased homeless people were placed, the participants visited the Senior Club at 3 Urzędnicza Street where a Mass was held for the people in poverty and social issues were discussed.

A video (in Polish) of the event can be viewed below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UWy7SJPUJ4&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0gXl6QSt3bIvB3m5QOFEULL-j5_JdRdi3qWoELkyMvDRir-TKDcJLzMLY

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Warsaw, Kielce
Polonia