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17 October: International Poverty Eradication Day 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, History



17 October: International Poverty Eradication Day 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, History

International Poverty Eradication Day is celebrated every year on 17 October to raise people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries. 

International Poverty Eradication Day 2019  theme is “Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty”

International Poverty Eradication Day 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 20 November 1989.

International Poverty Eradication Day was instituted by UNGA by adopting a resolution 47/196 on 22 December 1992 to promote awareness among people to eradicate poverty and destitution around the world particularly in developing countries. It was observed for the first time in 1993.

International Poverty Eradication Day calls upon to end poverty everywhere in all its forms. According to the World Bank, poverty is earning less than $1.90 a day. Also, we can't ignore the fact that poverty is more than a lack of money. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal is poverty also. 

The 2020 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015 by the UN which is also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).


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