International Day for Eradication of Poverty , is observed every year on 17th of October, in many countries across the world to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger. On 17th October 1987, Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed that poverty is a violation of human rights and affirmed the need to come together to ensure that these rights should be respected. Since then people of backgrounds , beliefs and social origins gather every year on 0ctober 17th to renew their commitment and show their solidarity with the poor.
UNESCO believes that the sustainable fight against poverty requires strengthening of individuals’ capacities through education , science and support for a creative economy, which are sources of employment as well as of pride and dignity.
It aims to remind people that ending poverty is not just helping the poor-it is giving every woman and man the chance to live with dignity. By eradicating poverty, all humanity will be transformed.