International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Theme: Answering the Call of October 17 to End Poverty: A Path Toward Peaceful and Inclusive Societies
Extreme poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 1990. While this is a remarkable achievement, one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.25 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount, plus many people risk slipping back into poverty.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty calls to action to end poverty everywhere while focusing on the importance of values such as dignity, solidarity and voice. This year’s theme recognizes that all people must come together to end poverty and discrimination in order to build a sustainable future in which the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is essential to reach out to the poorest and build alliances with citizens from all backgrounds in order to reach the goal of poverty eradication.