October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

This year marks the 27th anniversary of the declaration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations General Assembly.

As UNESCO points out, the eradication of poverty is an imperative from the point of view of human rights, development and peace. In this sense, the eradication of poverty becomes one of the greatest challenges that the international agenda has posed in order to face the globalization of capital, the accumulation of great fortunes in a few people, and an umbalanced economic system as a means to achieve social justice.

In this sense, one of the fundamental pillars of the 2030 Agenda is the eradication of poverty, included in the Sustainable Development Goal 1 that proposes to reduce extreme poverty by 10%, which corresponds to about 736 million people.

It is a great challenge for the international community to meet this strategic objective to eradicate social exclusion, guarantee life in adequate conditions for all people, training environments, suitable quality of life and guarantee of rights.