This year – the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child –
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty October 17th, focuses on “acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty”.
The Convention recognises the right of every child to living standards that support their physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development; poverty undermines this right and, says the Secretary-General, António Guterres of the United Nations who condemns many children to lifelong disadvantage and perpetuates an intergenerational transfer of deprivation.”
Key to ending child poverty is addressing poverty in the household through access to quality social services and creation of family-oriented policies, “including flexible working arrangements, parental leave and childcare support.”
Join the #EndPoverty global campaign
Everyone can join the campaign on social media by using hashtag #EndPoverty and promoting the call to action to connect with people from around the world who have joined the fight to overcome poverty.