Sunday, October 17, 2010

On October 17

On this day in ...
... 2010 (today), is marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. (image credit) The observance was established by U.N. General Assembly Resolution 47/196 (December 22, 1992) for the purpose of

promot[ing] awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries -- a need that has become a development priority.

This year's theme is "From Poverty to Decent Work: bridging the gap."


(Prior October 17 posts are here, here, and here.)

1 comment:

Diane Marie Amann said...

Thanks to our colleague Bert Lockwood, Cincinnati Law Professor, Editor-in-Chief of the Human Rights Quarterly, and Series Editor of the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights, who writes on the issue of poverty -- raised not only in this post but in yesterday's World Food/Hunger Day post (http://intlawgrrls.blogspot.com/2010/10/maybe-rename-it-world-hunger-day.html) by IntLawGrrl Rebecca Bratspies -- recommending that readers check out Daniel P. Chong, Freedom from Poverty: NGOS and Human Rights Praxis (2010) (see http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14722.html).