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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2015, October 17






Тема Дня 2015 года: Построение устойчивого будущего: сообща покончить с бедностью и дискриминацией.
2015年的主题:打造一个可持续的未来:携手合作消除贫穷与歧视
Thème 2015 : Construire un avenir durable : S’unir pour mettre fin à la pauvreté et à la discrimination.
موضوع عام 2015 — بناء مستقبل مستدام: العمل معا من أجل إنهاء الفقر والتمييز
2015 Theme: Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination.
 Tema de 2015: Construir un futuro sostenible: unirnos para poner fin a la pobreza y la discriminación.



This year’s observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty falls as the world embarks on a bold new path towards a future of dignity for all guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This year’s theme -- “Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination” -- highlights the need to focus greater attention on the excluded and marginalized members of the human family.
Spurred on by the global mobilization behind the Millennium Development Goals, the world has made extraordinary progress in reducing extreme poverty. Over the past 25 years, more than one billion people have been lifted above the poverty threshold.
Yet these gains have not reached everyone.  More than 800 million people continue to live in extreme poverty, and many more are at risk.  Climate change, violent conflict and other disasters threaten to undo many of our gains.
In adopting the 2030 Agenda, world leaders made a time-bound commitment to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere.  Our ability to meet this call requires us to address discrimination in all its forms.
Leaving no one behind means ending the discrimination and abuse targeted at one half of humankind – the world’s women and girls.  It means combatting overt discrimination against minorities, migrants and others – as well as the more insidious neglect of the disadvantaged, especially children.   And it means ensuring access to the rule of law and protecting the human rights of all. 
The 2030 Agenda emerged from the most inclusive process in United Nations history.  Member states, millions of young people and thousands of non-governmental organizations, business-people and others were part of the discussions.  As we look now to translate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into meaningful action on the ground, we must sustain this spirit.
Ours can be the first generation to witness a world without extreme poverty, where all people – not only the powerful and the privileged -- can participate and contribute equally, free of discrimination and want. 
Ban Ki-moon



Four charts that illustrate the extent of world poverty

Four charts that illustrate the extent of world poverty
A new report details where poverty persists and how social protection programs can help alleviate it.


FORUM : International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - 17 October


The 2015 observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a special one, as it comes on the heels of the adoption of Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda, which succeeds the Millennium Development Goals, contains 17 new and ambitious goals – foremost among them, to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere".



EVENTS : 

Building a sustainable future:
Coming together to end poverty and discrimination

Friday, 16 October 2015
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Conference Room 2, United Nations Conference Building, New York

Welcome from the Masters of Ceremony, Ms. Emma Speaks and Ms. Maryann Broxton
Message on behalf of Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
Collective message presented by Ms. Zina Grimes and Mr. Henri Yamasheta Wilson
Video message from Ms. Eden Mañalac - Manila, Philippines
Message from the Hyde Leadership Charter School, New York
Video message from Ms. Karina Onbrados Solorzano - Escuintla, Guatemala
Collective message from children presented by Jazmine Holloway and Lawrence Rikie
Video message from Ms. Betza Orozco - Guatemala City, Guatemala
Message from H.E. Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations
Message from H.E. Mr. Simplice Honoré Guibila, Ambassador, Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent
Mission of Burkina Faso to the United Nations
Musical performance by Bárbara Martínez, singer and Cristian Pui, guitarist
Message from Mr. Donald Lee, International Committee for October 17

Closing by the Masters of Ceremony
Download the programme pdf document

Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination

 

 

 

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