ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

world day against poverty

Updated on December 23, 2013

International Day for the Eradiction of Poverty

If there is something In my life where I'm really most concerned of, it is "never ending" poverty in our world. Especially "children in poverty" are a thorn in my eye: children without shelter, orphans, hungry kids, lack of education, violence on children. That's one of the biggest reasons, why I would like to be a "very wealthy man", not only to share it with my kids, family, friends...but also to share my infinite wealth with children all over the world.

Being a professional member of a "child and parent guidance center" (school psychologist) for already 35 yrs, I very happy and proud when I notice, our leading management encourages "The World Day of Resistance Against Poverty". This International Day Against Poverty is on 17th of October. And the 2012 "motto" is: "Escape from Poverty Concerns Everybody", calling all professional members of "social" organizations into action, at least to "support" the Action Against Poverty.

Escape From Poverty Concerns Everybody

Historical Overview

A few relevant dates to demonstrate, how this "Movement against Poverty" grew very fast.

The start of this Movement was made in 1956. Joseph Wresinski (1917-1988) was nominated as the priest in the "homeless camp" of Noisy-le-Grand, not far from Paris (France). He grew up in a Polish-Spanish migrant family, and was very familiar with "poverty". So he was shocked, when he saw the living circumstances in that homeless camp, where families had to live without future perspectives. He recognizes his own youth, his own people, so he made at that moment the promise, to bring his people directly to the places, where decisions are made about the future of people: the Elysée, the Vatican, the United Nations...

In 1957 Joseph Wresinski was the "motivational and stimulational force" for the start of a "Movement with the poorest". Later this Movement will be called "the Fourth World". The main accent isn't only to fight "for" the poorest on earth, but to fight "with the poorest" for their own rights. So Father Joseph Wresinski is still called "the Voice of the Poorest".

Many years later, on 17th of October 1987, hundreds of thousands defenders of Human Rights, gathered on the Trocadero Place in Paris (place where in 1948 was signed The Universal Declaration of The Human Rights). In presence of this crowd a Memorial was inaugurated, in honor of all the victims of hunger, exclusion and violence.

On 17th of April 1989 (2 years later), Secretary General of the United Nations "Javier Perez de Cuellar" proposed to declare 17th October as a International Day against Poverty, afther he read the text on the Trocadero Memorial. And so it happened on 22th of December 1992.

From 1993 the 17th of October is a Yearly International Day for the Eradiction of Poverty.

Trocadero Memorials all over the World

Since 1989 already a lot of replicas of the Trocadero Memorial are inaugurated in several places all over the world. This is a overview of all of them. This Trocadero Memorial and all the replica memorials in different countries became the symbol of resistance against extreme poverty, but also a source of pride and courage for the poorest and their supporting people.

* Sint Jacques de Compostelle (Spain - 1987)

* Genève (Switzerland - 1988)

* Champ Fleury in Saint Denis (Island Réunion - 1989)

* Berlijn (near the Reichstag) (Germany - 1992)

* La Flèche (France - 1992)

* Council of Europe (Strasbourg - 1993)

* Rizal Park (Manilla - Philippines - 1993)

* Rouyn-Noranda (Canada - 1993)

* Gent (Belgium - 1994)

* Roubaix (France - 1994)

* Davao City (Philippines - 1994)

* Lisbon (Portugal - 1994)

* Manega (Burkina-Faso - 1996)

* United Nations New York (United States -1996)

* Metz (France - 1996)

* Thetford Mines (Canada - 1997)

* Toulon (France - 1997)

* Besançon (France -1998)

* Glasgow (United Kingdom - 1999)

* Rome (Italy - 2000)

* La Garde (France -2000)

* Marseille (France - 2001)

* Nogent-le-Rotrou (France - 2001)

* Ozamis City Mindanao (Philippines - 2001)

* European Parliament Brussels (Belgium - 2002)

* La Louvière (Belgium - 2002)

* Hull (England - 2002)

* Sherbrooke (Canada - 2003)

* Port-Louis (Ile Maurice - 2004)

* Somain (France - 2004)

* Cultural Center of Gathering in the Abbey of Neumünst (Luxembourg - 2005)

StopArmoede.Nu in action

Belgian Action Group

The Belgian Action Group "StopArmoede.Nu" started in 2008, launching "actions" each year against Poverty. This Action Group tries to give Belgian Politicians on frequent basis "alerts" about the growing gap between "rich" and "poor". The last action was on 19th of december 2012 against the isolation and loneliness.

Charity Poll

Do you agree to Share, to Donate,...???

See results

Squidoo Charity

How a Squidoo Lensmaster

can donate to charity

Duel Debate about Poverty

What do you think we can do against Poverty?

Are you concerned about Poverty in the world?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • poldepc lm profile image
      Author

      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      What concerns me most of all? Children being hungry, and without education...

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)