International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Tuesday October 17th, 2017
Greetings on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty!
Here is GCAP’s statement for this important day:
Eradication of poverty only possible by fighting inequalities 17 October 2017
Today, 17 October 2017 – the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) demands serious measures against inequalities in order to eradicate poverty by 2030.
The global community agreed to end poverty by 2030. We have the means to do this, if we create a more equal distribution. There is enough wealth. Only a small group of the super rich – the 1% richest and in many countries quite a few people – are grabbing the resources for themselves. This trend is even more extreme at the global level with a group of a few dozen men taking wealth away from the people through multinational corporations.