Poverty eradication to ensure peaceful societies society to ensure accountability of the SDGs

Peace is the main issue to be highlighted this October 17 during the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, explains Donald Lee, president of the international committee that is organizing simultaneous activities in Manila, Dublin, Dakar, New York, Paris and Guatemala.

Thirty years ago Father Joseph Wresinski launched a Call to Action declaring that “Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated.

“Peace is the universal goal of all people, especially for people living in poverty, explains Lee. At the same time “only a world free from poverty will provide the sustainable foundation for building peaceful and inclusive societies” as proposed by the United Nations’ Agenda 2030.

The events will be webcasted all day in French, English and Spanish at www.stoppauvrete.org; www.povertystop.org and www.pobrezanuncamas.org