International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Quick Facts - CA

HashtagsCompiled on#EndPovertyDay
Related Hashtags#IDEP2024, #Poverty, #SocialProtection, #Decentwork
2024 DateOctober 17, 2024
2025 DateOctober 17, 2025

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in
Days to go: 

Top X Posts (formerly Tweets) for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty -


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an annual observance that focuses on raising awareness about global poverty and promoting actions to combat poverty at various levels. The day serves as a platform for individuals, organizations, and governments to collaborate and address the root causes of poverty, such as unemployment, social exclusion, and lack of access to essential services. With its central theme of "Acting Together to Achieve Social and Environmental Justice for All," the Observance emphasizes the need for collective efforts in eradicating poverty through sustainable and inclusive solutions.

The United Nations General Assembly established the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in 1992 following recommendations from the World Summit for Social Development. In Canada, poverty remains a critical issue, with approximately 3.7 million Canadians living below the poverty line as of 2019. According to Statistics Canada, the most vulnerable groups include Indigenous people, members of immigrant and racialized communities, people with disabilities, and single-parent households. The Canadian government has implemented various poverty reduction measures, such as the National Poverty Reduction Strategy and enhanced income support programs, aimed at addressing poverty domestically, and supports global efforts to eradicate poverty through international aid and initiatives.

To observe International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Canadians participate in various events and activities, including educational seminars, fundraising initiatives, and community-based projects. These events are typically organized by non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies to engage the public in understanding and addressing the complexities of poverty. The Observance in Canada takes place on the same date as the global Observation, which is October 17th. By taking part in this International Day, Canadians manifest their commitment to building a more equitable and just society for all.

Facts about this day and poverty

  • According to the World Bank, the pandemic is estimated to have pushed an additional 88 million to 115 million people into extreme poverty in 2020, reversing years of progress.
  • 1.1 billion people lack access to clean water. 2.6 billion lack access to basic sanitation.
  • It has been estimated that the cost to end extreme poverty worldwide would be about $175 billion per year for 20 years, less than 1% of the combined income of the richest countries in the world.
  • According to a UN report, Canada ranked 12th on the Human Development Index, which measures indicators such as income, health, and education.
  • In 2018, Canada launched their first-ever Poverty Reduction Strategy, "Opportunity for All," a long-term plan to reduce poverty by 20% by 2020 and 50% by 2030 in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Top things to do in Canada for this observance

  • Donate to local shelters or certified charities like K.I.D.S (Kids in Distressed Situations).
  • Use your voice to advocate for policies and initiatives that address poverty in Canada. Contact your local representatives, share information on social media platforms, and support organizations that advocate for poverty eradication.
  • Take the time to read and learn more about poverty issues in Canada. Gather information on poverty rates, its causes and impacts, and understand the challenges faced by individuals and communities struggling with poverty.

Copyright 2002-2024 © Sapro Systems LLC • About Privacy Policy License Terms Corrections & Suggestions