17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17th, 2013

The Millennium Development Goals, (MDGs), are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history. Governments, international organizations, and civil society groups around the world have helped to cut in half the world’s extreme poverty rate.

  • More girls are in school.
  • Fewer children are dying.
  • The world continues to fight killer diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.

There are less than 1,000 days to accelerate action on issues such as hunger, access to education, improved sanitation, maternal health and gender equality. On 17 October, the world observes the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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