Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated on October 17 each year. You can view the event here
Commemorative Stone at the United Nations, New York was unveiled in 1996 and has the following words
“WHEREVER MEN AND WOMEN ARE CONDEMNED TO LIVE IN EXTREME POVERTY, HUMAN RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED. TO COME TOGETHER TO ENSURE THAT THESE RIGHTS BE RESPECTED IS OUR SOLEMN DUTY.”
FATHER JOSEPH WRESINSKI
Violence and Poverty are interrelated say Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children. There are some very moving sharing in this webcast.