In resolution 47/196 (1992), the
United Nations General Assembly declared 17 October as the International Day for
the Eradication of Poverty.
It noted that activities undertaken
with respect to the Day will take into account those undertaken each 17 October
by certain non-governmental organizations and invited all States to devote the
Day to presenting and promoting, as appropriate in the national context,
concrete activities on the eradication of poverty and destitution. The General
Assembly also invited intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to
assist States, at their request, in organizing national activities for the
observance of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, paying due
attention to the specific problems of the destitute.
For more information:
International Day for the Eradication
United Nations events
Events 17th 2004