September 21, 2017

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty- 17 October

Poverty has many sad faces. Poverty is not something far away, he is not hungry children in Africa or India. Poverty is here. Alive and kicking in the stomach.
Poverty is when people can not buy food in the supermarket when they can not pay the electricity bill, the water bill, and the taxes. When they can not buy clothes or shoes when they give up medication or dental care because of the price.
Unfortunately, in 2017 poverty also exists among working people. This is not just single mothers or unemployed. There are no shortage of couples who do not finish the month, who collapse under expenses.
Poverty is a social problem that affects entire communities. Poverty can lead to crime, a hopeless circle that can not be avoided. Society must fight poverty for its future. Unfortunately, we have almost no bodies to help fight poverty and most politicians are busy worrying about their chair that will give them a fat salary.
The first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was declared was on October 17, 1987. It was a saturday in which more than a hundred thousand people gathered at Trocadero Square in Paris, France. This was the place where the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights was signed in 1948 to honor the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger, organized by the Fourth World Movement, the International Movement for Poor Families, Their declaration of the eradication of poverty: "Everywhere people are condemned to live in distress, where human rights are trampled. To unite in order to demand respect for them - this is our responsibility and our duty. "  
The stone has been replicated and placed around the world to remind the United Nations to examine the state of poverty and how the struggle against it progresses every year on this day, and one copy of the stone is placed in the UN headquarters garden. Hundreds of people gather there each year to renew their determination to fight poverty and demonstrate solidarity with those who live and fight poverty.  
In 1992, a resolution was passed and the UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Day for the Elimination of Poverty as an official day in which it promotes events related to the eradication of poverty and poverty.

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