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.
If governments fail to combat climate change with people living in poverty, it is very likely that response measures will work against these vulnerable communities. We cannot ignore the problem and their plight.
The problems created by climate change are impacting all countries, particularly people living in poverty within those countries. Thus as Parties move into the final stages of negotiations for the new climate agreement, ATD Fourth World will continue to work to ensure that agreements take into account the most vulnerable communities, particularly those living in poverty in all countries.