Tema para 2018
Unir-se com os mais excluídos para construir um mundo no qual os direitos humanos e a dignidade sejam universalmente respeitados.

There are a few changes on the October 17 page for this year.

On this page you will find:

  • Testimonies: messages from people living in extreme poverty,...
  • Presentation: the meaning of the Day, its spirit,...
  • Highlights: activities, messages, significant gestures,...
  • Contactem-nos: for any question related to October 17.
  • Toolbox: poster, concept note, documents of reference, videos,...

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Utrecht - Quarta 17 Outubro 2018 - Youth Theatre Play, Festival Week, Utrecht Poverty Coalition

For several years, the Utrecht Poverty Coalition (Armoedecoalitie) based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, has organised a festival week of awareness-raising and activities about poverty for and with people who experience poverty themselves. The festival will include a theatre play performed by young people about the role of money in their lives to he held on October 17.

The Coalition is also working on a booklet about how it feels to be poor, with poems, images and stories.

The Utrecht Poverty Coalition was established in 2008 and since then has joined forces with others to take innovative initiatives to combat poverty and social exclusion. The Coalition is a partnership of a large number of social organisations, initiatives and advocates. These include organisations in social care, social services, education, housing corporations, civil society interest groups, and churches.



Romblon - Quarta 17 Outubro 2018 - 5th Anti-Poverty Symposium, the Philippines

The National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction of the Department of Social Welfare, Mimaropa Region, Philippines, will hold its 5th Anti-Poverty Symposium to mark the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty.

The symposium will be held in Romblon State University, in Odiongan Romblon, and will involve participants from various national government agencies, academic institutions, local government units, civil society organizations and participants in social protection programs, together with other line agencies such as the legislators.

The Anti-Poverty Symposium is held every year to expand advocacy efforts for October 17 in overcoming extreme hunger and poverty.

The NHTSPR Mimaropa, as the only office mandated to hold database of poor and non-poor individuals in the Philippines encourages all stakeholders to access this database for their social protection and social welfare development programs. Since 2014, the NHTSPR Mimaropa region committed itself and makes it a regular activity to join the October 17 commemoration for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, with a dedicated annual budget to conduct a symposium that tackles anti-poverty initiatives.

The NHTSPR Mimaropa will also explore other mechanisms and activities to make the annual symposium more attractive to the public so to increase the number of participants involved.


Chennai - Quarta 17 Outubro 2018 - Children's Theatre Performance

Shabnam (meaning 'the first refreshing rains after a dry spell') Resources is a registered NGO in Chennai, India, which focuses on community welfare measures, education, livelihood and medical support for children from rural and semi-urban areas. 

To mark the World Day on October 17, Shabnam will organise a children's theatre performance on the theme of human dignity and respect.



London - Quarta 17 Outubro 2018 - ODI/CPAN Panel Discussion on Leave No One Behind

On the International Day for the Eradication Poverty on 17 October,  the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will host a Panel Discussion in liaison with the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) on the theme of 'Leaving No One Behind through economic growth, governance reform and climate change initiatives' in London, United Kingdom. If you wish to register in person or to watch a live stream, click the link above.You can also register here

The ODI is an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. The Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) is a network of researchers, policy makers and practitioners across 17 developing countries focused on tackling chronic poverty and getting to zero extreme poverty and deprivation. CPAN is a programme hosted at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London.

Reino Unido

Haryana - Quarta 17 Outubro 2018 - Broadcast the World Day on social media and website

At Conserve India, we would be happy to broadcast on our social media platforms.  

We’ll go through the October 17 material and create several FB, Instagram, twitter and blog posts before and on October 17. 


Conserve India was founded in 1998 as a way to reduce Delhi's growing waste problem, and as a method of poverty alleviation by empowering rag pickers through employment and social capital.

To read more: http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/art-made-from-waste