October 17th: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

This day has been observed every year since 1993, when the General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries this was a need that has become a development priority. At the Millennium Summit world leaders committed themselves to cutting by half by the year 2015 the number of people living in extreme poverty, people whose income is less than one dollar a day.

Poverty Module

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Resource 

Christian Views on Poverty & Wealth PDF 

Poverty YouTube Playlist

Poverty Wingclips Playlist

IMU Resource: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Prayer Service

Combat Poverty Resources: Fair Shares & Counted Out

Trocaire Resources: Poverty Factsheet & Food for Thought

Millennium Development Goals Photo Resource 

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