Ending Marginalization and Exclusion


17 October was set by the United Nations General Assembly in resolution 47/196 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  October 17 was chosen as the anniversary of a 17 October 1987 meeting in front of the Trocadero in Paris near where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948.  The 1987 meeting was called as a reminder that the victims of extreme poverty, hunger and violence do not enjoy the rights that are set out in the Universal Declaration.In some ways the 1987 meeting is an indication of how long ideas and values take to be institut



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