International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
There are many types of poverty. It can be from starving children in Africa and India to a single mother struggling in the supermarket while her children stare confused. There are many examples of poverty, from the most extreme to the most subtle. The UN declared Fighting Poverty one of the core goals of its Millennium Development Goals.
It is clear that poverty is a social problem. It affects entire communities and has repercussions on individuals as well as whole cities. In recent years, there have been more steps taken to eradicate poverty and help those who are struggling with poverty.
Because of increased cultural awareness and empathy, the complexity of poverty can now be better understood. This is due to a greater sense and connection with real solutions and a genuine movement towards them. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty commemorates the struggle and effort of those who live in poverty. People living in poverty have an opportunity to express their concerns and opinions on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This is because they recognize that they are the first ones to defeat poverty.
The 17th of Octubre 1987 was the first day of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. More than 100 thousand people gathered at the Trocadero, Paris, France on that Saturday in October 1987. In honor of the victims of violence, extreme poverty and hunger, the UN signed the Declaration of Human Rights there in 1948. The declaration’s central principles were carved into a commemorative rock, which was revealed at the 1987 signing of the Declaration of Human Rights.
Multiple replicas of the stones were created and placed in various locations around the globe to be used as places for people to gather each year to observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. One replica of this stone is kept in the United Nations Headquarters’ garden, where there is an annual commemoration by the Secretariat. Every year, hundreds of people come together to renew their commitment to fighting poverty and show solidarity with those who are living in poverty.
In 1992, a resolution was passed and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was declared by the General Assembly as an official day to promote events “pertaining to the eradication of poverty or destitution.”
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been specifically designated for activities that relate to the elimination of poverty. It would make sense to organize an event in your town or city that focuses on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Consider volunteering at a shelter for the homeless or another place that is aware of the importance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
The day also serves as a reminder of the hardships of people living in poverty, and encourages them to work towards eradicating poverty.