International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2022: Theme, History and Significance
New Delhi: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is marked every year on October 17. It is a day to raise awareness about the global issue of poverty and how it is a violation of human rights and of human dignity. The day also honours the courage of people living in poverty and their everyday struggles.
The beginning of this day has its footprints in the year 1987 in Paris, France. The day occurred in the Human Rights and Liberties Plaza at the Trocadero to honour the victims of poverty.
And later in 1992, the United Nations officially declared October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of International Day for the eradication of poverty. It is significant as it honours millions of people suffering from poverty. The courage to observe this day is to respect the poorest people and to be treated with respect in our societies. The reason behind this initiative is the bad treatment of many people who live a life of poverty.
The umbrella theme for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2022 is ‘Dignity for all in practice.’
This year’s theme is based on the dignity of the human being, which is not only a fundamental right but constitutes the basis of all other fundamental rights.
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