2018 International Day for Eradication of Poverty
Published: October 17, 2018
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on October 17 to recognize the struggles of the impoverished and to make their voices heard by governments and ordinary citizens. The 2018 theme is “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is important to recall the fundamental connection between extreme poverty and human rights, and that people living in poverty are disproportionately affected by many human rights violations.
Topics: Crime prevention • Dignity • Extreme poverty • Human behavior • Human rights • Human rights and development • Human rights in East Asia • Human rights instruments • Poverty • Poverty reduction • Universal Declaration of Human Rights