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October 17, 2013

MDGs, Poverty and the Post-2015 Agenda - working together for a world without discrimination

“MDGs, Poverty and the Post-2015 Agenda - working together for a world without discrimination”

When: 17 October, 2013 – 10AM – 11:30AM EDT 

Where: UNICEF House Exhibition Space - Danny Kaye Centre - New York

Live Stream Available the day of the event!



October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Building on the many movements and actions that traditionally take place on this day, the World We Want Platform will host its next interactive People's Voices Series event.

Representatives of non-governmental organizations, community organizations, social movements, youth-led organizations, UN agencies, Member States, private sector, media and academia are invited to attend.

The theme for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of poverty is “working together towards a world without discrimination: building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty.”

As always, the “People’s Voices” Series will respond to people's voices calling for an end to poverty and present people’s ideas for global development around important themes and topics. It will include an overview of how the World We Want platform can gather the voices of the most marginalized and impoverished, bring them to the United Nations and the world stage, and facilitate deeper discussion, stronger action, accountability, and response to these voices by all actors.

MODERATOR: John Hendra, Assistant Secretary General, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

KEYNOTE LISTENER: Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary General on Post-2015




Categories: Millennium Development Goals, Poverty, United Nations

Tags: international day for the eradication of poverty, mdgs, post-2015 agenda, world we want

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