Monday, October 17, 2011
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 October 2011 -- Poverty is a human rights violation. Every child, youth, man and women has the human right to a standard of living adequate for health and well-being, to food, clothing, housing, medical care and social services. These fundamental human rights are defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights treaties and declarations. The UN General Assembly declared 17 October as the International day for the Eradication of Poverty and invited all states to devote the International Day to presenting and promoting, as appropriate in the national context, concrete activities with regard to the eradication of poverty and destitution.