International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Why is October 17′ an important date?

 Every day, people living in extreme poverty are challenged and threatened by want of food, shelter, and access to fundamental services. Steps must be taken to eradicate poverty, and awareness must be created of the need for these steps, and therein lies the importance of October 17th, which was declared by The United Nations to be the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

On this day people recognize the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, give them a chance to make their concerns heard, and encourage them to lead the charge against poverty .To support this fight against poverty we must create jobs, and nurture social protection system.