International Day for Eradication of Poverty 2022: Theme, History, Significance

Every year, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on 17 October across the world to raise awareness about the global issue of poverty and how it is a violation of human rights and of human dignity.

  • It also aims to create awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution around the world, particularly in developing countries.
  • On the 35th anniversary of the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty and the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the UN honours people living with poverty and their daily courage and boosts awareness of why global cooperation is necessary to eradicate poverty.

International Day for Eradication of Poverty: Theme

  • This International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2022 Theme is “Dignity For All in Practice”.
  • The theme 2021 for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021 is “Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet”.

International Day for Eradication of Poverty: History

  • In 1987, The first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was held in Paris, France.
  • In 1987, The beginning of this day has its footprints in Paris, France and occurred in the Human Rights and Liberties Plaza at the Trocadero to honour the victims of poverty.
  • The General Assembly designated 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 22nd December 1992.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: Significance

  • The 2022 Year marks the 30th anniversary of International Day for the eradication of poverty. the day is significant as it honours millions of people suffering from poverty.
  • It also respects the poorest people and is treated with respect in our societies.
  • The main reason behind this initiative is the bad treatment of many people who live a life of poverty.

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