International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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2020 DateOctober 17, 2020
2021 DateOctober 17, 2021
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty History

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty seeks to raise awareness about the plights of those in poverty. This day aims to remind everyone that a sustainable future requires everyone from all backgrounds to come together and help one another in a time of need. It further aims to ensure that those living in poverty maintain their rights as human beings.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was first observed in 1987 by the UN. It is observed annually on October 17th.

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Facts

  • The theme for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in 2019 was Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty.
  • 80% of the world lives on less than $10 a day according to
  • 1.1 billion people lack access to clean water. 2.6 billion lack access to basic sanitation.
  • 1.6 billion people (25% of the world) live without electricity.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Top Events and Things to Do

  • Donate to local shelters or certified charities like K.I.D.S (Kids in Distressed Situations).

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - References and Related Sites

www.un.org: Day for the Eradication of Poverty
www.globalissues.org: Statistics about Poverty

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