The United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an international observance celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world, aims to arose the world attention and assistance towards world’s disparity between rich and the poor caused by sanctions, and all forms of discrimination and wealth concentration. While also promoting global awareness in eliminating poverty and response to the sustainable development goals, remind everyone of the common goal of reducing poverty.

Nowadays, the poverty problem is still rampant around the world and Hong Kong, the poverty population in Hong Kong is around a million, with 1 poor person in every 7. The situation gets more serious when it comes to elderly, there is 1 poor person in every 3. To assist those in needed and promote public awareness towards Hong Kong poverty problem, UNESCO Hong Kong Association, The Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor and Lions Clubs International District 303 are going to co-organize the 「10.17‧唔食都得」event on 17th October.

There will be rapping, singing performance, dancing and drama performance to explain the present situation of poverty and hunger problem, and to promote public awareness to tackle the problem. The program also aims to care for those who are poor and to get them back to the society. The organizers encourage participants to save their dinner, experience the sufferer of starvation and malnutrition people, and donate the money of their dinner to aid the people in needed. This event is open to public, all of you are welcomed to join us on 17th October.

For more information and enquiries, please contact us at 2312 7696 or info@unesco.hk.