International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on 17 October.

Iran PressAmerica: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is being observed on Sunday, October 17th, 2021.

The theme of this year's day is 'Building Forward Better'. In his message on the Day, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres called for joining hands to end poverty and create a world of justice, dignity, and opportunity for all.

This day, declared by the UN General Assembly, aims to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries.

According to the World Bank, between 88 and 115 million people are being pushed into poverty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, with the majority of the new extreme poor being found in South Asian and Sub-Saharan countries where poverty rates are already high.

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The official website of the United Nations (UN) states that the people living in poverty experience many interrelated and mutually reinforcing deprivations that prevent them from realizing their rights and perpetuate their poverty, including dangerous work conditions, unsafe housing, lack of nutritious food, unequal access to justice, lack of political power, and limited access to health care.

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