Come join us to mark UN End Poverty Day at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, near the Famine Statues on Custom House Quay on Thursday, 17th October 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
On the 17th of October each year, we come together to demonstrate the strong bonds of solidarity between people living in poverty and people from all walks of life, and our commitment to work together to overcome extreme poverty and abuse of human rights through our individual and shared commitments and action. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty intends to promote dialogue and understanding between people living in poverty, their communities, and society at large. All around the world, people from different backgrounds come together to participate in the movement towards ending poverty, the first goal of the UN Global Goals.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. With this in mind, the International 17 October Committee in discussions with the United Nations in New York has chosen as the global theme for this year’s UN End Poverty Day:
“Acting Together to Empower Children, Their Families and Communities to End Poverty”.
The gathering at the Dublin Human Rights and Poverty Stone will include testimonies, speeches, a creative common gesture, music and songs.
This event is organised by the National Irish 17 October Committee, with support from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection under its Public Awareness Funding to promote awareness of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
See www.17october.ie for more info