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President marks UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Monday, 17th October, 2016

Time: 11:00

Location: Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Famine Memorial Statues, Custom House Quay, Dublin

The United Nations have designated 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The Day presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty and a chance for them to make their concerns heard. 

At an event organised in Dublin, President Michael D. Higgins spoke of the reasons why the day is being marked across the world, and of the importance of going beyond strategies that merely alleviate poverty, by resolving to eradicate poverty at its root causes.

Click on the links below to read, or listen to, the President's speech.