Ending Marginalization and Exclusion

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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.

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