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Invitation to mark the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October at Dublin’s Docklands

16/10/14

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Invitation to mark the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October at Dublin’s Docklands

The UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty Commemoration – beginning on Friday 17 October at 11am close to the Famine Memorial on Custom House Quay, Dublin - is an opportunity for people and communities to have their voices heard through personal testimonies from people who experience poverty, as well as through music, stories, and presentations from school children. Different people will share their experiences and hopes.

The Irish 17 October Committee (www.17october.ie) invites you to join people from all walks of life and from every sector of society who will come together to express solidarity with people experiencing poverty and social exclusion.

The 2014 UN theme of the Day is :“Leave No One Behind:  Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty”. “Leave No One Behind”- means putting an end to discrimination based on social disadvantage, and ensuring that no one is forgotten in our efforts to build a more equitable world. “Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty”- means deciding to do what it takes to ensure that people living in extreme poverty become the primary partners in programmes to overcome poverty and promote development. Only by working together with them will we be able to ensure that no one is left out.
Follow news about the UN day: @17octcomIRL   - Tweet and support the worldwide mobilisation: #EndPoverty  - Join the Thunderclap: you can sign up to donate your social media profile (Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr) so that a message will be sent out all around the world all at the same time (17 October at 1:00 pm NY City time - just as the event at the United Nations is beginning): http://thndr.it/1sxLiS0 - Poster to invite around you can be downloaded at www.17october.ie/?p=371