On the Road to October 17, 2018

International Committee for October 17 Has Successful Meeting in Rome

During two days, the International Committee for October 17 reviewed the implementation of its work programme since its last meeting, including participation in the 2017 Stop Poverty global campaign, and has prepared its work programme for the next two years, including preparations for the upcoming October 17 commemorations in 2018 and 2019.

The committee met representatives of the Holy See to discuss possible cooperation in the fight against poverty.

During the public closing session, in collaboration with the city of Rome, at the Campidoglio in Rome, Mr. Donald Lee, President of the International Committee and Ms. Isabelle Pypaert-Perrin, Director General of the International Movement ATD Fourth World presented the outcome of the meeting at the event which was attended by representatives of several embassies and the Rome municipality, and other invited guests.

During the special session, Mr. Donald Lee announced the release of the committee’s official declaration, which includes a call for a mechanism at the United Nations to ensure the effective participation and voice of people living in poverty and extreme poverty.

Read the full press release of May 28, 2018. (Opens PDF)