Anti-Poverty Week 2015

14 October 2015

 

"2015 Theme:
Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination

The 2015 occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a special one, as it comes on the heels of the adoption of the Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda, which succeeds the Millennium Development Goals, contains 17 new and ambitious goals – forefront among them, to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere".

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Poverty eradication remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the new Sustainable Development Goals.

 

"On this day we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty -- and plan for a world where no-one is left behind. Our aim must be prosperity for all, not just a few."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty"

 

United Nations