The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on October 17th. It is an opportunity to recognize the efforts and struggle of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard, and a moment to recognize that poor people are the first to fight poverty.
By resolution 47/196, adopted on December 22, 1992, the General Assembly declared October 17 the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and called on all States to devote the day to presenting and promoting concrete activities related to this, as appropriate in the national context is to eliminate poverty and misery.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2022 Theme: “Dignity for All in Practice”
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Quotes
“Extreme poverty everywhere is a threat to human security.”
“Poverty is the mother of revolution and crime.”
“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”
“Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit.”
“In a well-governed country, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a poorly governed country, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”
“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and deadliest affliction of all republics.”
“My work with the poor and incarcerated has convinced me that the opposite of poverty is not wealth; The opposite of poverty is justice. ”
“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It’s the opposite of vulgarity.”
“The hunger for love is much more difficult to satisfy than the hunger for bread.”
“History is written by the rich, so the poor are blamed for everything.”
“When a poor person dies of hunger, it is not because God did not take care of him or her. It happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what they needed.”
“As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”
“There are people in the world who are so hungry that God can only appear to them in the form of bread.”
“Poverty does not belong in a civilized humane society. Its proper place is in a museum.”
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Wishes & Messages
Abnormal poverty everywhere is a risk to human security everywhere. We must all come together to eradicate poverty.
Poverty is the most terrible kind of wickedness. Join hands to end poverty.
The craving for worship is far more difficult to eliminate than the craving for bread. Join hands to end poverty.
No matter how long this poverty, poor form and gross inequality exist in our reality, none of us can truly rest.