International Day Against Poverty is an important day of global significance that aims to draw worldwide focus on the need to eradicate poverty and the problems caused due to it. Established in 1992 via a United Nations resolution, the day is observed every year on October 17. It is also known as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Find important details related to International Day Against Poverty 2023 such as its history, theme, celebration, etc. here from this article.
International Day Against Poverty 2023 Overview
|Event||International Day Against Poverty, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty|
|Date||October 17, 2023|
|Launched by||United Nations|
|Purpose of celebration||To draw worldwide focus on the need to eradicate poverty and the problems caused due to it.|
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International Day Against Poverty Date
Note down the date of celebration of International day against poverty:
|International Day Against Poverty 2023||October 17, 2023||Tuesday|
|International Day Against Poverty 2024||October 17, 2024||Thursday|
|International Day Against Poverty 2025||October 17, 2025||Friday|
|International Day Against Poverty 2026||October 17, 2026||Saturday|
|International Day Against Poverty 2027||October 17, 2027||Sunday|
International Day Against Poverty 2023 Significance
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty provides a platform to recognize the problems faced by those living in poverty and the opportunity to raise voices in their support. It also calls out those living below the poverty line to get their voices heard as their outputs can play the most relevant role in the eradication of poverty. With this aim and objective, the International Day Against Poverty is observed every year on October 17 by people all over the world.
History of International Day Against Poverty
The history of the establishment of International Day Against Poverty can be traced back to October 17, 1987. On this very day, several people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris to acknowledge the victims of poverty, violence, and hunger. It was the same place where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on December 10, 1948. Following this event, people began gathering every year on October 17 with the goal of coming together in efforts to eradicate poverty. Following the event, on December 22, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 47/196 and announced 17 October to be observed as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
International Day Against Poverty Celebration 2023
Many government and non-governmental organizations conduct events to raise awareness of poverty. All the member states of the UN are urged to come up with solutions to eradicate poverty and destitution from all over the world. As an individual, you can take this day as an opportunity to learn more about poverty and how it is a violation of human rights and educate others about the issue as well. You can partner up with organizations and foundations that work for the betterment of the poor and weaker sections of the societies.
International Day Against Poverty Theme 2023
The table below presents the theme for International Day Against Poverty for the past few years. The theme for the current year 2023 is “Dignity For All in Practice”.
|2022||“Dignity for All in Practice”|
|2021||“Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet”|
|2020||“Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”|
|2019||“Acting together to empower children, their families, and communities to end poverty”|
|2018||“Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”|
Important Facts related to Poverty
- According to a report from 2015, 10 percent of the total population of the world was living on less than $1.90 a day.
- One out of every five children in the world lives under conditions of extreme poverty.
- Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa have seen the largest increases in extreme poverty.
- The percentage of the world’s workers living in extreme poverty fell from 14.3 in 2010 to 7.1 in 2019.
- As of January 2021, 37.9 million Americans lived in poverty, making up 11.6% of the total population.
Frequently Asked Questions
October 17, 2023
“Dignity For All in Practice’
The first International Day Against Poverty was celebrated on October 17, 1993.
No holiday is observed on the International Day Against Poverty.
South Sudan is currently the poorest country in the world.
The years from 2018 to 2027 are designated as the Decade for Eradication of Poverty.