Participation: What a Day to End Poverty Can Accomplish? Making the participation of those furthest behind a transformational tool to eradicate poverty
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Baha'i International, 866 UN Plaza, Ste 120
Synopsis: Participation of people living in poverty is a key concept of Agenda 2030, at the crossroads of Goal 1 on poverty eradication, and Goal 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies. For 30 years, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, recognizing that extreme poverty is a violation of human rights, has created a unique space for people living in poverty to share their first-hand experience and indispensable knowledge to end poverty. From different perspectives, including people with a direct experience of poverty, this side-event will explore the impact of these contributions in the UN system and beyond.