International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. It also marks the 70th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is very essential to remind ourselves about the fact that people living in poverty are disproportionately affected by several human rights violations. One must even recall the fundamental connection between human rights and poverty.

The Secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres speaking at the International day for Eradication of Poverty at UN on 16th October 2018.

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