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Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been commemorated consistently since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by reslution 47/196, assigned this day to raise familiarity with the need to eradicate destitution and desperation in all nations.

Battling neediness stays at the center of the Millennium Development Goals (Mdgs) and the advancement of the post-2015 development agenda. The 2014 subject perceives and underscores the requesting test of distinguishing and securing the investment of those encountering great destitution and social prohibition in the "Post-2015 Development Agenda" that will supplant the Millennium Development Goals. The official commemoration on 17 October 2014 at UN Headquarters was an occasion to recognize people living in poverty as critical partners for fighting the development challenges we face. The commemoration at the UN was organized in partnership with the International Movement ATD Fourth World, the NGO Sub-committee for the Eradication of Poverty and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, supported by the Missions of France and Burkina Faso to the UN.

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was seen at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, where the recognition grasped the same general subject as the occasion in New York where it was too seen. Composed by the United Nations Office in Geneva and the International Movement ATD Fourth World, the celebration offered a message from the UN Secretary-General, a short feature representing the circumstances for individuals in compelling destitution in Geneva; an announcement by Ms. Magdalena SepĂșlveda Carmona, Special Rapporteur on human rights and extreme poverty; a presentation of the previously stated three-year exploration undertaking headed by ATD Fourth World; and affirmations from individuals encountering a circumstance of great destitution. The occasion, directed by Ms. Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director of United Nations Information Service in Geneva, underscored that neediness is brutality for those confronting it. Different speakers that encounter such neediness, accordingly, communicated their yearning to be more included out in the open verbal confrontations on extreme poverty. The event further highlighted that great destitution affects silence, prohibition and dismissal. It approached members to help the battle against amazing neediness and to assemble peace. At last, Ms. Momal-Vanian finished up by accentuating that compelling extreme poverty must be tended to through upgraded participation among diverse performing actors, including the UN, Member States, common society and different stakeholders.

“Poverty is a color, and there are different shades to a color.” –by Unknown committee attendee

Help the United Nations to raise awareness about the progress made and the challenges that remain for people living in poverty. Use #EndPoverty to post your messages about the MDGs and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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