International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated annually on October 17.  It highlights the issue of poverty, violence, and hunger worldwide. The aim of celebrating this day is to demonstrate the problems and efforts of people living in poverty. Poverty is a transgression of human rights. The people all over the world must come together to ensure the honor of these treaties. This article briefly explains the history, significance, and aims of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Are you looking for these details? So, you must read this article to learn about International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

History and Significance| International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

In 1987, the first event of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was celebrated in Paris, France, at the Human Rights and Liberties Plaza at the Trocadéro. The objective was to honor the sufferers of poverty, starvation, violence, and fear. In 1992, the United Nations officially selected October 17 as the International Day for the eradication of  Poverty. This day emphasizes the difficulties which poor people are facing. And it brings about the solutions/suggestions towards ending poverty globally. 

Such poor people don’t have access to their basic needs. They are living in unsafe homes, doing dangerous work, and having limited access to basic health care. Moreover, inequality between rich and poor is a lethal sickness for the people. According to the World Bank, 88–115 million people are being dragged into poverty due to hardship. The majority of them are drastically poor, living in South Asian and Sub-Saharan countries. In these countries, the ratio of poverty is already very high. And in 2021, it is expected that this number will rise by 143–163 million.

Millions of people are living in extreme poverty. Poverty is not only an economic problem but also a multidimensional issue. Individuals facing poverty hardships are in a drastic crisis. In the Middle East and North Africa, there are already extreme poverty rates. The percentage had doubled between 2015 and 2018, from 3.8 – 7.2%. COVID-19 has been the worst shot to increase the poverty rates. 

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Aims of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intend to eliminate poverty by 2030. The Agenda for Sustainable Development guarantees to develop strategies that provide all men and women equal access to economic resources and basic services. The event’s main objective is to raise awareness to improve access to sustainable employment, job opportunities, and profitable resources. It demonstrates the directions of universal access to fundamental social values. The basic social services include education, health care, adequate nutrition, sanitation, housing, and pure water. These basic facilities must be provided to those who cannot afford them. 

Poverty; the fatal disaster
Poverty; the fatal disaster

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is commemorated annually on October 17.  It highlights the global problem of poverty, violence, and hunger. The aim is to illustrate the difficulties and efforts of people living in poverty. Such people should have access to the basic needs of their lives. Are you doing some effective tasks to assist the poor people? And what are your suggestions about the aims of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty? Share your valuable feedback in the comments. Also, keep visiting the NaeTaze website for the latest international events as well as sports. 

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