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Every year on October 17th, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is commemorated. On November 20, 1989, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was adopted.
The goal of the day is to identify ways to alleviate and abolish poverty, as well as to recognize the effort and struggle of those who live in poverty and give them a voice.
Poverty is a violation of human rights, and people from all around the world must join forces to ensure that these rights are upheld. It is difficult to conceive human development without creating a world free of poverty.
The first commemoration of the event was placed in 1987 in Paris, France, in the Trocadéro's Human Rights and Liberties Plaza to honor victims of poverty, starvation, violence, and dread. Joseph Wresinski, the founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World, unveiled the commemorative stone.
The United Nations (UN) then declared October 17 to be the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in 1992.
This day is observed to promote awareness and highlight the challenges encountered by poor people or families, as well as to work toward the global eradication of poverty in all of its manifestations.
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