International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year across the globe every year on 17 October to raise awareness about the people who are struggling and living in poverty. It is necessary to remove poverty mainly in developing countries.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020 Theme:
According to UN, the theme for 2020 is “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all. The theme for the Day this year addresses the challenge of achieving social and environmental justice for all.”
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty History
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October, 1987. Over a hundred thousand people gathered on that day at the Trocadero in Paris. In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed at the Trocadero in Paris to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence, and hunger. It was decided that poverty is a violation of human rights and affirmed the need to come together to ensure that these rights are respected. Since then, people come forward of all backgrounds and gathered on 17 October here to renew their commitment and show their solidarity with the poor.
On 22 December, 1992, a resolution 47/196 was adopted by the General Assembly and declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. All the States and people are invited to promote the day and do various activities to eradicate poverty and destitution.
The eight contributors to human suffering is defined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and was adopted by the UN in 2000:
– Poverty and Hunger
– Inequality in Education
– Gender inequality
– Child mortality
– Poor maternal health
– Infectious diseases
– A changing environment and Unsustainable development