International Advocacy

Striving together to end poverty.

ATD Fourth World strives to take the knowledge and aspirations of those most weighed down by persistent poverty, to the heart of international institutions. The aim is to open spaces of dialogue in which those in poverty are not merely “invited to the table,” but are taken on as vital partners in constructing a more just world together.

As the International Movement ATD Fourth World, we have general consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), UNICEF, UNESCO and the ILO. This gives greater weight to our work in the human rights field and other essential issues in the joint effort of striving together to end poverty and exclusion.

ATD Fourth World also has participative status at the Council of Europe and maintains a permanent delegation to the European Union.