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The annual national event in Dublin to mark the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty will take place from 10.30am on the 17th of October at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on Custom House Quay next to the Famine Statues. The formal ceremony will start at 11am sharp.
This year the national event marks the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on Custom House Quay. The 17th October every year provides a platform for people to stand in solidarity to call for the end of poverty in all its forms.
Councillor Niall Ring, Lord Mayor of Dublin, the French Ambassador Stephane Crouzat, Father Peter McVerry will be joined by members of the public who will share their testimonies and experiences of living in poverty. Delegations from community groups
The event is prepared by the Irish Committee for the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty. More about the Committee at www.17october.ie
For RSVP and updates closer to the day: www.facebook.com/events/270253040427405/