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.
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 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.
ATD Fourth World maintains a permanent delegation to the European Union and the Council of (...)
At the United Nations
The United Nations International Relations team, with offices in New York City and Geneva, strives (...)
People who are most vulnerable to the adverse consequences of climate change are the least (...)
Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
“People living in extreme poverty are… disproportionately affected by many human rights violations. Discrimination against (...)
Post-2015 Development Goals
In September 2015, the UN adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved (...)
Dimensions of Poverty
The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty was a multi-year participatory research project, in collaboration with Oxford (...)
Education for All
In 2000, the global community established six goals to meet the learning needs of all (...)
Towards a Renewed Social Contract
Excerpt from the Civil Society Declaration 2023 by the NGO Committee on Social Development Each year ATD Fourth World participates (…) Read more
Teaching Partnership, Participation: New Training Programs in the US
“People with a lived experience of poverty must be part of the decision-making process in creating solutions — as legitimate, (…) Read more
ATD Fourth World at COP26 in Glasgow: Standing up for Climate Justice
Photo above: Aria Ribieras and Céline Caubet, ATD Fourth World delegates at COP26 in Glasgow, 2021 © ATD Fourth World (…) Read more