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.