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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Updated Friday 16th October 2015

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty falls on 17th October 2015 and seeks to promote education about destitution in all countries and solutions for poverty.  

pencil eraser erasing out the word 'poverty' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Eduardo Huelin |  The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been running every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly assigned this day to promote awareness of the need to eliminate poverty in all countries. In 2015 this day is observed on 17th October and focuses on 'Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination'. 

Here on OpenLearn, we have collated a range of videos, content and free courses to help aid your understanding of poverty. Select from the items below.

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