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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed globally

Oct 17, 2015 16:12 IST

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed globally on 17 October 2015 with the theme Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination.

The 2015 observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a special one, as it comes on the heels of the adoption of Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda succeeds the Millennium Development Goals, contains 17 ambitious goals basically to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Background
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by its resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

The Day was designated to promote people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.

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