The Virtual Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) 2021

The Virtual Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) 2021
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) was recognized by the United Nations in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992. On that day, the United Nations ensures that the knowledge, contributions and experience of people living in poverty are recognized and celebrated. Read More

Theme: Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting All People and our Planet

Date & time: Friday, October 15, 2021
10:00am – 11:30am (New York) | 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Paris)

Every year, the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) presents an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and struggles of people living in poverty, for them to make their concerns heard by the UN system and Member States, and for the world to recognize that they are the first ones to fight against poverty. Today, they are also the most affected by the impact of the global pandemic and climate change.

As many speak of ‘Building Back Better,’ people living in extreme poverty express that they do not wish a return to the past nor to build back what was before. Instead, they propose ‘Building Forward Together’ by transforming our relationship with nature, dismantling structures of discrimination that disadvantage people in poverty, and building on the moral and legal framework of human rights that places human dignity at the heart of policy and action.

To highlight this message, the virtual commemoration of IDEP 2021 will give the floor to people with direct experience of poverty who are affected by climate change and environmental degradation, as well as United Nations high level officials and Member States representatives.

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