The International Movement ATD Fourth World strives for the voice of the poorest citizens to be heard at the heart of international institutions, in order that the viewpoint and aspirations of those living in extreme poverty be taken on board.
The International Movement ATD Fourth World has general consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), UNICEF, UNESCO and the ILO. This gives greater weight to its work in the human rights field and other essential issues in the fight against extreme poverty.
It also has participative status at the Council of Europe and maintains a permanent delegation to the European Union.
Extreme poverty endangers the live and spirit of people – more children, young persons and adults have lost their lives from extreme poverty and hunger than from any armed conflict humankind has ever known.
Every single day of their lives, (…)