International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021: Quotes, History and significance

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Date ,Sunday, 17 October, 2021.world poverty day 2021 aims to find ways to mitigate and eradicate.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed annually on October 17 worldwide and highlights worldwide poverty, violence and hunger.


History and significance

The event was first commemorated in Paris, France, in 1987 at the Human Rights and Liberties Plaza at the Trocadéro to honor victims of poverty, hunger, violence, and fear. The commemorative stone was unveiled by Joseph Wresinski, founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World.

Then, in 1992, the United Nations (UN) officially designated October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

This day is marked to raise awareness and highlight the problems faced by poverty-stricken people or families and work towards eradicating poverty globally in all its forms.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021: Quotes

“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.” — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

“Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable.” — Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher

“Poverty is a very complicated issue, but feeding a child isn't.” — Jeff Bridges, actor

“You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money.” — P.J. O'Rourke, political satirist

“There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” — Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader

“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” — John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.” — Muhammad Ali, professional boxer

“Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.” — Grace Abbott, social worker.