17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed globally on 17 October for eradication of poverty throughout the world.
Significance of Day: It seeks to promote awareness among people to eradicate poverty and destitution around the world particularly in developing countries
2016 Theme: “Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms”. It highlights importance to recognize and address the humiliation and exclusion suffered by many people living in poverty.
Background: The United Nations had declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by adopting a resolution on 22 December 1992. For the first time, it was observed in 1993.
Categories: International Current Affairs 2017